Thursday, December 5, 2019

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - Simply Modern Monochromatic Stockings!!!

Its December and I am so excited because that means all of our Thursday Throwback's this month are all about Christmas!!!!  I love Christmas, and I especially love making Christmas projects :)    I have a stack of Christmas quilts that we pulled out on Monday and they are all over the house now, so fun!!!   But before we get to some of the quilt tutorials, today I wanted to share my all time favorite Christmas project I have made . . . my Simply Modern Monochromatic Stockings.   And here they are, aren't they just so fantastic!!!  I love them ;) 

I always wanted to make matching stockings for my family, and the idea came to make them 
monochromatic.  I just loved the idea and when I asked the kids what color stocking they wanted, they quickly answered in a rainbow of stocking colors.   I worried for a minute that these weren't your traditional Christmas Colors, but I decided those were the colors they picked and I would just go with it.   And I am so glad I did!!!!   I love these Simply Modern Monochromatic Stockings and the rainbow they create, it is just so happy!!!     And I quickly found they have all colors of Christmas Ornaments.   Our tree was an all Gold and Silver themed tree for the last time in 2014.   After that year's Christmas (gotta get the clearance sales ;) the tree changed to a mix of adorable ornaments full of every color in the rainbow.    And it is so fun, I just love it!!!  And now all of the kids homemade ornaments match as well, double bonus!!! 

When I designed these Simply Modern Monochromatic Stockings, I made them big.  They are not huge by any means, but they are large enough to stuff a lot of goodies in.   I just love the size as I can put in a few small stocking presents, an orange in the toe, and of course, a whole lot of candy.  And I love how the simple design really show off the rainbow of colors and highlights the name on the cuff.   

I used an array of Basic's from Riley Blake Designs.  I loved combining the Damask for the front with the Hounds-tooth lining and Swiss Dot cuff.  I love how they all play together so nicely, and or course because they are basics, all the colors match ;)   But you could use any three matching Basic Fabrics and it would look awesome!!! 

And these Simply Modern Monochromatic Stockings are so fun to make and go together quick.  They look a little complicated, but they really are not.  I did a step by step tutorial that walks you through making them and it is super easy to follow.   I even included options for either embroidery or applique of the names.   Really, you can make one of these in about an hour, and they come out oh so cute!!!!

And those are my Simply Modern Monochromatic Stockings!!!    They have been on my mantle for the last 5 years and I look forward to them hanging for years to come ; )    I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!!    To make your own Simply Modern Monochromatic Stockings just click on any of the name links for the free step by step tutorial.    And when you are done, I would love to see your Stockings!!  You can email me a picture at, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc  or or add it to my flickr group here ;)  I can't wait to see your Simply Modern Monochromatic Stockings!!!

Thanks for popping in today and each day.   I am so excited to share more Christmas Throwbacks this month!!! 

I hope you have a very Happy (and Merry) Quilting Day!!! 
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1 comment:

  1. I think they are just beautiful: the rainbow of color is just so happy and cheerful, and at least there is a red and a green in there! :) And besides, they ARE Christmas stockings, so it still looks very much like Christmas!! Have a happy weekend!! Hugs, H


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