The Smitten Chicken · Thermoweb

Retro Ornaments Holiday Pillow with Art Gallery Fabric

Noel Retro Ornaments Pillow

I made this Retro Ornaments Holiday Pillow for the Thermoweb Blog. You can read all about it here. And the Noel script is a FREE download as a PDF or SVG for your electric cutting machine.

Noel Retro Ornaments Pillow

I love how this turned out! Go check it out and let me know what you think!

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Riley Blake Project Tour

Sparkle Project Tour with Riley Blake

Did you know that Riley Blake has a line of basics called Sparkle? I have been sewing with it all month and I LOVE it! Because it is a basic, that means it will never go out of print. So you can buy this Sparkle fabric year round.

Sparkle Quilt Swish

I used this Sparkle fabric on the back of my Log Cabin-ish quilt. Now that my Holidays are starting to look all sparkly, I knew I needed to add another Holiday project.

Sparkle Basics by Riley Blake

What better Holiday project than stockings? Can you believe I have never made stockings for my family? My kids have been asking for new stockings. We have been using some hand-me-down stockings for a long time. I didn’t want to commit until I could have a full matching set. Haha So with our baby caboose, it was time!

Stocking front

The stocking pattern I used is a free tutorial on Suzy Quilts blog. She has great directions to follow. I love the shape of these. I also had to use my favorite tools to assemble the stockings. I keep this Oliso iron next to my sewing machine for quick pressing. I use Aurifil thread for everything, quilting and piecing! And my Olfa rotary cutter is my favorite. Plus I really love pink tools!

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabric, Kits, Notions and Patterns

I made a variety of patterns with the Sparkle basics. This one is a simple patchwork. I love the way it looks. I used the Sparkle arrows, kisses, snowflakes, stripes, Swiss dots, Blossoms and the newest addition to the basics- pin drops.


I can’t decide which stocking is my favorite! I was inspired by the #sunnystockingsal on Instagram and used their pattern for the diamonds. I love how the diamonds turned out on this stocking. I also made a simple patchwork stocking. I love this one too!

HST Stocking

Another pattern I used was half square triangles. I also really love this HST stocking. I think my kids are going to love these new stockings!

Stocking Back

For the back of the stockings, I used the Sparkle Blossom basics. I thought these looked like snow falling. I quilted these up using my Bernina and my favorite Aurifil thread. I used 2021 white 50 wt. thread. It matches perfectly with the white background Blossom fabric. I also used Aurifil thread to assemble the stockings. I really love the versatility of 50 weight thread!

All 8 stockings!

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