Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christmas Advent Calendar 2013

I have four children and up until now, one advent calendar.  Sure they have had the cheap chocolate ones and even drawn their own, but their favourite is a fabric one I bought years ago. 

This year I decided it was time to make a second one, I joined in The Countdown to Christmas quilt a long.  A little extra incentive to get a project done works well for me!  I mixed up the tutorial by adding more and decreasing the size of my pockets.

I have a little problem with detail, not overboard (although I envy those that do), but just enough to make it special for me.  The result of this was cross stitched numbers on the calendar.  The cross stitch goes with the kids Christmas Stockings.

A tiny bit of detail around the Star of Bethlehem.

The tree is scrappy, with coordinating buttons.

The advent calendar pockets, hide little hand stitched felt ornaments, each day one will be pulled out of its pocket and hung on the tree.

This is how it will look when all the decorations are hung on December 24th.

I love it and cannot wait to use it this year!

You can see the final posts of the hostesses of the quilt a long here:  Better of Thread and Melia Mae Quilting.
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