Sunday, November 27, 2022

Island Batik Ambassador's Creative Christmas Stockings Challenge

This month the Island Batik Ambassadors were challenge to make Christmas Stockings.  I recently received the Accuquilt Stocking Die and I knew it would be perfect to help me make my stocking.

When I was digging through my fabrics I found this pretty green and blue snowflake fabric.  It's not a traditional Christmas fabric, but I knew my snowmen would sparkle on it.

I decided to put snowmen on my quilt using the Accuquilt 2", 3" and 5" circle dies as well as the Holiday Accessory die.  

I then applied fusible to the back of some cream fabric as well as scraps I picked out for the accessories.  Finding just the right fabric for the carrot nose was fun.

I then applied the applique pieces and fused them in place.

I have a great love for rick rack.  It's such fun to use and provides a pop of additional color and texture.  I decided to carefully sew a piece into the stocking seam to add a little extra zip.  I'm glad I took the time because I love how it turned out!

To secure my snowmen I stitched about 1/16 inch away from the edges using a navy blue Aurifil thread.  I chose navy instead of black because I thought it was be a less stark contrast with the background fabric.  I also added eyes and mouth with a Pigma pen.

I also added a small loop of rick rack to the top of the seam to use as a hanger for the stocking.

All done!  Now to decide who to give it to so I can add a name.

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. #1 best homemade stocking

  2. The snowmen are adorable! I love your stocking, Suzy!

  3. Your stocking is very sweet. Your snowmen certainly sparkle against that gorgeous background.

  4. Suzy, this is just adorable! The fabric is perfect for the snowmen!

  5. Snowmen, island batik and rick rack - what could be better?