Meanwhile I have been busily working on another project. Christmas Stockings. Remember when I said that I had found a new plan for my Hexagons? Well this is it.
Don't give me all of the credit. I had a little help in the form of inspiration from Amanda Murphy's Modern Holiday. She has four different and equally striking stocking ideas in her book. But I saw the hexagons and just new I had to make it for my nephew. I didn't follow Amanda's pattern, basically because I am lazy. The pattern in the book called for enlarging the templet 300%. My printer/copier doesn't enlarge. And I just didn't feel like driving to the print store. See? Lazy.
I simply made up my own by tracing a generic red and white felt stocking I had on hand. I had to modify the hexagons I had already sewn up by adding a row to the bottom and a couple to the side to accommodate the heel.
I embroidered my nephew's name by hand. It finished up quickly, seriously it only took one Dr.'s Appointment to finish it up. I checked out TaDa! Creations for her quick embroidery tutorial and she just happened to have a stocking tutorial too! Her embroidery is far superior to mine but her tutorials are awesome. I even added the ruffle from her stocking tutorial!
I backed the stocking with Santa fabric. In hindsight, red would have been a better choice, but for a 2 year-old I just couldn't resist Santa.
Now for the really fun part.....Filling it!