Thursday, November 3, 2022

Creative Christmas Stocking with Island Batik

This month's Island Batik Ambassador challenge was to make a Christmas Stocking.  

Disclaimer:  The products used to make this stocking were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners.

I was inspired to use the Emperor's Treasures strip pack and the dark coordinate, Merlot, that I received in my Island Batik Ambassador second shipment for 2022.

Though the purples and lime green are not very traditional Christmas colors, I love the rich look of them paired with the dark purple Merlot coordinating fabric.  The first thing I did was cut 2-1/2" strips of the dark purple and sew them together with some of the strips from the Emperor's Treasures pack.

Next, I sub cut crosswise 2-1/2" strips, and sewed them together to make this checkerboard pattern.

I made a quilt sandwich with Hobbs fusible batting and more of the dark purple Merlot fabric for the lining.  I wanted the quilting thread to stand out and add to the design so I used this beautiful Light Yellow 1135 thread from Aurifil.

I am making this stocking for Mariah, my son's fiancé.  I decided to use the embroidery unit on my Janome Memory Craft to personalize the stocking with her name.  I used the same Yellow Aurifil thread and Schmetz needles for her name as I used for the quilting.

I don't have any Christmas decorations up yet, so I took this photo outside in an evergreen tree.  I love the way this project came out!

Christmas Stocking Stats:
Fabric:  Emperor's Treasures strip pack and Merlot by Island Batik
Thread:  Light Yellow 1135 by Aurifil
Batting:  Fusible by Hobbs
Needles:  Schmetz

I still have a lot of strips left from the Emperor's Treasures package, and I have another project in the works, pairing them with the other coordinating fabric.  It's coming along nicely.  I'll be showing that one soon, too.

For maximum Christmas Stocking inspiration, check out what all the Island Batik Ambassadors are making this month.  Here's a list:

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs
Megan Best ~ Bestquilter
Pamela Boatright ~ Pamelaquilts
Elizabeth DeCroos ~ Epida Studio
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts
Jane Hauprich ~ Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting
Reed Johnson ~ Blue Bear Quilts
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ For The Love Of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine
Anorina Morris –

Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion
Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia
Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads
Brianna Roberts ~ Sew Cute And Quirky
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Andi Stanfield ~ True Blue Quilts
Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt


Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas
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  1. A heartfelt welcome. Love her stocking, you did a great job.

  2. I love the way this came out too, Jennifer!! And it's in my colors!!

    1. Brenda, thank you so much! I love these colors, too.

  3. Very nicely dont love the colors ty for sharing