A Christmas Stocking for Baby James

Becoming a grand-mother (or Mamie) has brought me a kind of joy that's really hard to explain. There's something so special about holding your child's baby. And when you have grand-babies, you really get to experience the whole thing without all the stress of being a new mother, without all the sleepless nights and without wondering if you're doing things "wrong". You've been there, done that, got the T-Shirt!!

This is little Madison in her Halloween costume

This is baby James with his gorgeous smile which melts my heart
Having grand-babies also means I get to make baby quilts, playmats and many, many other crafty things. So when James' father and mother asked me to make a Christmas stocking for him, I didn't hesitate for a second. First, I love when my children ask for handmade items and second, it was for James! Of course I would make him a Christmas stocking!

I had a few Cheery Christmas charm squares leftover from my holiday placemats so pulled those out along with a Kona red and got to work.  I used a free pattern by Amy Friend from During Quiet Time and it came together super easily and quickly.

I quilted diagonal lines in the body of the stocking and some organic wavy lines in the cuff using my trusty Aurifil #2600 in 50 wt.

So they could hang it on their mantle, I used some red ribbon and sewed a loop to the top.

I'm happy to report that James' parents were thrilled with his stocking. As a maker, what more can I ask for?

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I will be linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Faith and Fabric Design for TGIFF.


  1. Gotta love kids who appreciate their mother's work!!

  2. Really cute Izzy! May I steal your idea and pattern ... I now have 4 grandchildren. Et ta puce est croquable.

  3. Oh those littles of yours are just darling! The stocking is really cute too!

  4. How cute is Madison in her costume. ♥ Great stocking for James. It'll be a great keepsake/memory for him when he's older.

  5. Super cute! What a perfect gift that he can treasure for years to come!

  6. Beautiful and fun stocking! I love the patchwork and the aqua blue in the prints.


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