Quilted Advent Calendar

Inspiration

One of my favorite bloggers is Oh, Fransson! Everything she makes is lovely and inspiring. She shared a tutorial for an advent calendar that is styled after a small quilt with 24 pockets for hiding goodies. I couldn’t get it out of my head after reading the post. The tutorial is fabulous. The quilt involves piecing, applique, binding and quilting…everything that goes into a big quilt, just smaller. It is a good way to practice all those techniques! I have never stipple quilted before, and it was a challenge. Mistakes were made, and hours were wasted, but I love the result.

This year, my kids anticipated the birthday celebrations of Jesus every morning after breakfast searching for the day’s date and digging in the pocket for candy.  It was a new tradition for us and a keeper.

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