Eeep! I broke down and decided to play this evening. I have been wanting to make these fancy quilted heirloom style stockings for my daughters for a while. My favorite way to quilt is just goofing around...winging it and playing as I go along. So that's what I did.
I really like how they are coming out! Of course after I posted pictures on Facebook I discovered I missed a spot. Whoops! LOL
This is two layers of batting - something I'm really really liking. I love poofyness. I bought a roll earlier in the year of Quilters Dream Poly Request...it is their lowest loft polyester batting. I bought it because it is inexpensive but gives the look of cotton. I have since learned that if I want the look of cotton...I'll just use cotton...however...polyester has some great benefits! This batting doesn't wrinkle like cotton when folded...and layered up...it is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! Two layers of poly request is seriously my new favorite batting!!! :)
I pulled all these bits of lace and tatting - is it tatting?? Anyhow I pulled it out with a few linens and had originally planned to put them on the stockings...but now that I've finished quilting one...I like it so much I don't know if I want to cover it up with lace!! LOL So we'll see if I can figure out a way to incorporate these or not. I am kind of thinking maybe the fancy quilting side will be the front...and I'll do a pretty floral quilted backing with bits of lace incorporated. I definitely want beads...these are completely Cindy Needham inspired stockings!!! :)
What are you up to?