Are you anticipating Christmas now with the Thanksgiving leftovers under control? Do you already have your stockings hung? Are you peeking up the chimney, maybe not literally, but doesn’t everyone love the Christmas season?!
Have fun with this 28″ x 28″ piecing project and celebrate the coming of Christmas.
The pattern has 12 pages that make up the full sized pattern (without seam allowances), plus a color chart, and a visual guide for piecing, and a single coloring page for you to work out your own color preferences if you wish. Piece alphabetically numbered blocks, then join those sections in to larger and larger blocks. My preferred technique is folded freezer paper, but you can change gears and use applique, or couching techniques, too.
If you need a larger family of stockings, drop me a note and I’ll post this 10-stocking version. The 2-stocking version has 100 pieces, the 10-stocking has 160. For a feel for the size of the pattern: the mantle itself is 1″ high x 24″ long.
The pattern divides up into rectangles that make easy the final piecing easy to manage.
This is designed from Jesse Smith’s original illustrations from over a hundred years ago.
There’s plenty of room above the mantle for embroidering a message. Great for adding a family name: that area above the mantle and between the candlesticks is about 10″ x 10″.
At any rate, enjoy the anticipation, the Advent, of Christmas!
Cheers, Peggy Aare