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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Advent Calendar

 One of my daughter's good friends has asked me to make her family
an Advent Calendar.
When she was married, I made them a tree skirt
and she just loves it.
I was honored to be asked to make this Advent calendar for them.

The only thing she asked is that it have pockets in which to put treats.
The rest was up to me.

I looked and looked at ideas and thought about several different options
and finally decided on using this pattern.
The only thing I'm using from the pattern are the patterns for the felt pieces.

The felt pieces have been glue basted to cotton fabrics
instead of felt.  I will add a piece of batting in between
the cotton pieces for the pockets to give them more stability.

I like tedious work, but this was really tedious!
I was hoping there would be a file to use for the Cricut,
but no such luck.

My silk threads have been found in one of the many
boxes in my sewing room, so I am ready to start stitching 
these pieces down.
Once they are stitched down, pockets will be sewn
and I will make a quilt on which to sew the pockets.
It's slowly coming together.
I am really on a roll working with felt these days!
Happy Quilting!


Sara said...

Oh my - that is going to be so cute!! I think putting the felt on cotton and having a little batting in that pocket will work so well for holding the treats.

Libby in TN said...

So pretty! Will you do the numbers in felt, as well?

straythreads said...

You do like little pieces. What a treasure!

Barb N said...

This is definitely a labor of love! It will be a keepsake for sure :)

Rebecca Grace said...

Adorable!! When my kids were little, I searched unsuccessfully to find an Advent calendar like the one my family had when I was a child. This would have been perfect!

Debbie said...

What a wonderful project! I love all the vignettes on each pocket. You are so clever! I am sure they will absolutely love it!

SWQjane said...

Your 2.5 inch scrappy square quilt is striking and beautiful. Are the 2.5 inch squares the cut size or the finished size. I’m guessing that the dashing is the same width???