Crazy Quilted Christmas Stocking

Crazy quilted Christmas stocking.

This is a Christmas stocking that is made by crazy quilting.  I start out with a stocking shaped piece of muslin and then bit by bit add the various holiday fabrics.  I used cotton quilting fabrics and one of them is a piece from the Laurel Burch collection.  I call this particular stocking crazy cat.  It is NOT embellished with embroidery but is just the mix and match of fabrics.  I have another in the works right now and I am doing some very simple cotton thread embroidery on that one.  The embroidery is time consuming and adds to the overall cost of the stocking.  This was made as a less expensive alternative.    After the crazy quilted part is done I add a lining in a plain fabric, in this case a sparkly green.

Crazy Quilted Bird Doll

Wings and Tail of Myrtle the Bird

New bird “Myrtle”
Myrtle the Bird

This is the latest doll that I have created.  She was made as a companion doll to Alistair Crowley and is featured on his Facebook Page as his country cousin.  I had meant to make a crow but she looks like an entirely different bird.  (Even though I actually traced Alistair’s silhouette the final sew created something new, I am all for the happy accident.  I am really pleased with the gorgeous Civil War reproduction fabrics which I mixed together with a very modern looking flowered fabric and some Asian floral fabric.   The patterns do not naturally go together but I am pretty impressed with the result.  The Bird has a funny personality, she is a reserved bird with a taste for simplicity.  While Alistair is flamboyant his cousin is down to earth.