Sunday, March 2, 2008

Advent Calendar

Here is our advent calendar I finally made a week into last December. It only took me ten years to get to it. Scott's sisters had copied the one they grew up with, made several sets of little felt things to go into all the pockets, and gave us our set back when we got married. His family had green burlap for the actual calendar and pockets, but I used quilting fabric instead. I had some left over green tonal utopia fabric (Moda-Shangrila collection) that I had used for the back of another quilt. I quilted it with low-loft cotton batting for stiffness and weight, and then finished it with bias binding using polkadot fabric from Moda-Building Block collection. The colors matched well with the red fabrics I used to appliquae the numbers, and gave it a contemporary look I was after.


Jules said...

*Sigh.* Everything is so beautiful, and looks so...time intensively, impossibly, gorgeously difficult! You are *amazing*!! Did someone say you just had a baby? Are these your idea of lightweight projects?

alibop said...

I love it all! I'm so glad you started a blog now I can see all your cool projects.

Adrianne said...

did i hear you right when you said you would make me one too? :)

so pretty marie... maybe i'll enlist your help on one of our project days!

Gillian said...

We love the little white dots on the green fabric and on the red numbers. It looks great, Mari!

Marie' Campbell said...

You are so very nice. I think sewing kept me going during the hard time right after the baby. I used to make a list of things I would do before I could sew, and do it as fast as I could.

Now I can refer to the blog when we have our sewing talks. Keep the inspiration coming!

I love the calendar now that it is finished, but it was a lot of work. Cecily said the same thing about the felt things. With that being said, if you really want to make one, I will help you.

Oh, thank you! I am really into polka dots now days.

Jane Maynard said...

marie'- you are too good!!

Marie' said...

Thank you *u*