Every year at the guild Christmas party, someone comes up with a quilt block idea for every one to make. Last year it was a snowman. Years before that it was an ornament block. This year it is a stocking block. For each block you make, you get your name put in the hat. If your name is drawn you win a stack of blocks. Usually people make lots of blocks, so there are about 9 stacks of blocks given away; enough for each winner to make a full size quilt. Notice I didn't show you a stack of snowmen or ornament blocks. That's because I didn't win any. That's okay, though. They were still fun to make.
This year one of the ladies came up with the stocking block idea. Because I have been busy Christmas decorating, here I am making the blocks
Here's what you'll need:
For the body of the stocking (Christmas): 1, 5x8 rectangle, and 1 4x4 square
For the cuff of the stocking: 1, 3x5 rectangle in a coordinating Christmas print
White background: 1 4x7 rectangle, and (3) 1 3/4" squares.
Step 1: Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each 1 3/4" square
Step 2: Place two of the squares in the upper left hand and lower left hand corner of the 4" square. Place one square in the lower right hand corner of the 5x8 rectangle.
Sew on the diagonal lines.
Press the top part of the square back.
Trim the seam to 1/4 inch. It should look like this on the wrong side.
This is what it should look like on the right side.
Step 3. Sew the 4x4" square to the 4x7" background rectangle. Sew the 5x8" rectangle to the 3x5" cuff rectangle.
Step 4. Sew the cuff/boot rectangle section to the background/toe of boot sections together. Press. Block should be 8 1/2 x 10 1/2.
These would be so cute as a wall hanging or a table runner. You could embroider names on the cuffs, and embellish them to your heart's content!
As you can see, I made three of these, so my name will go in the hat three times.
It would be fun to win! Wish me luck!!
Wish me luck, too, in finding a recipe. Do you have a favorite one you like to take to parties?