14 January 2017

Christmas Stockings

This is the first quilt block for the "Have a Jolly Little Christmas" quilt along!

So glad to have you join me! If the number of times the PDF download for the free colouring pages has been accessed is any indication.... There are so many people participating!!!! It makes my head spin!!!

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All the details for the "Have a Jolly Little Christmas" quilt along are this page.


Today's block is the easiest block in the bunch. So it's a great one to warm up with. Especially if you might be having cold feet about joining in this super fun quilt along. Hahaha! Er, I mean.... HoHoHo!!!


Here we GO!







Christmas Stockings is a 12" quilt block.

Made using traditional piecing methods.




Sew Fresh Quilts – Christmas Stockings

Finished size of block is 12” x 12”

Fabric Requirements
Single Block
White
1/4 yard
Dark Sock #1
1/4 yard
Light Sock #1
1/8 yard
Dark Sock #2
1/4 yard
Light Sock #2
1/8 yard








Read through entire instructions before beginning.  Press all seams open as you go.

STOP: Stitch, Trim, Open & Press. To perform the STOP method, align a square (A) or rectangle (C) on the corner of the unit (B) with right sides facing together. Draw a diagonal line and sew along this diagonal line. Trim a ¼” seam. Finger press the seam open and then press with a hot iron. Pressing the seams open to reduce bulk is recommended.








Single Block
White
A
2 @ 1.5” squares
D
2 @ 2.5” x 6.5”
E
2 @ 2.5” x 7.5”
F
2 @ 3.5” squares
Dark
 Sock #1
C
1 @ 2.5” x 5.5”
G
1 @ 4.5” x 8.5”
Light
Sock #1
B
1 @ 2.5” x 4.5”
Dark
 Sock #2
C
1 @ 2.5” x 5.5”
G
1 @ 4.5” x 8.5”
Light
Sock #2
B
1 @ 2.5” x 4.5”




















Step 1: Use the STOP method to add the White (A) square and (E) rectangle on the Dark Sock (C) rectangles.






Step 2: Use the STOP method to add the White (F) squares on the corners of the Dark Sock (G) rectangles.






Step 3: Along with the White (D) and Light Sock (B) rectangles, arrange and sew the units together to complete the block. Block should measure 12.5” square.





Here is my Christmas Stockings block.




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Twice a month, instructions for all of the 15 individual blocks will be shared. A continuous never ending linky party will be available to share your Flickr, Pinterest and Instagram photos or your Blog Posts on the "Have a Jolly Little Christmasquilt along page. You can find it by clicking on the Quilt Alongs page tab found just below the blog header. As each post is published the live links will be added to the schedule.







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It is NOT necessary to purchase the pattern in order to participate. But if you would prefer the convenience of using a printable pdf pattern, the Have a Jolly Little Christmas Collection includes all 15 designs and is available for purchase in my pattern store here. The individual designs are also available for purchase.







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14 comments:

Beth Strand said...

Sew cute! I know what I'm doing tomorrow!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you are so busy all the time - I can't even think of Christmas at this time of year LOL even though I know for most of us to make a Xmas quilt now is the time of year to do it :)

Lee said...

What a fun quilt a long!!!

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I can't wait to get started!

Little Quiltsong said...

This is going to be a favorite block! Love the block sizes and that they can quickly become a little quilt from just 1 block pattern.

Needled Mom said...

Very cute!

Patty said...

I love your blocks! And the idea of starting for holiday gifts now is wonderful. Are the fabric requirements going to be posted for each block or is there a total requirements summary available?

This is going to be a very fun one!

Jackie said...

Thank you for the great tutorial! I love the block and your fabrics!

Lorna McMahon said...

Dear Patty,
The Fabric requirements are found on the quilt along page... The first post that was published on January 10th. Also the fabric requirements for each block can be seen in advance by downloading the free colouring pages. That link can be found on the quilt along page also. Glad to hear you are excited to quilt along!

Michele-Marie said...

The Christmas stockings gave me my first smile for the day :-) back at you girl!
Absolutely love them :-)

ES said...

Omg, I think I'll be making this today! Emily from Sydney

The Cozy Quilter said...

I just cut out the pieces for my stocking block....just starting to sew them now. I will post a picture on my blog soon. Thanks for the fun quilt along! Gail

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

It seems I can't procrastinate any longer and have to make a decision on fabric before I get behind before I even get started. LOL

j said...

Making these today! So easy... Thanks for this QAL