I have finally finished my quilted advent calendars, I have not had much time for sewing lately, but at last they are done! One each for my boys who both now have their own homes.
I used Elizabeth Hartman’s pattern as featured on Sew Mama Sew here this is a lovely pattern with clear instructions.
From a selection of Christmas poly-cottons I cut 3 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ squares for each pocket plus 4 for back to insert the rod into, so in total 148 squares! The linen used for the sashing is from two pairs of old linen trousers I don’t wear anymore.
I did make a few alterations using 1 1/2″ sashing between the pockets, quilting in straight lines (nearly) rather than free motion quilting. I couldn’t be bothered to stitch on all those number so I cheated and cut them out in felt and stuck them on with a hot glue gun.
The pockets are filled with chocolate pralines and mini candy canes.
I think I will make myself one as well, but maybe year next, I have had enough of making those pockets for now! But if you are quick there is still time to make an Advent Calendar before the 1st December.