Monday, November 12, 2012

Sew Seasonal Blog Hop - Mini Advent Calendar


Today is my turn to share with you one of the fabulous Christmas blocks designed by Kristy and AlyceFor the duration of the blog hop (until November 13th) their patterns will be free for you to download from our Craftsy stores: Kristy's paper piecing patterns and Ornamental. Link up on November 30 with your own finished products using our patterns and be in the chance to win some fantastic prizes. There's a second chance to win prizes by joining the Sew Seasonal Flickr Group and sharing photos of your blocks as you go!

Sew Seasonal Blog Hop

I chose one of the Ornamental blocks , finished at 10" and created a mini advent calendar using Michael Miller Christmas fabrics.


Using a 60 degree triangle ruler, I cut a 3 3/4" and 4 1/4" triangle.


Found the centre of the block and added the larger triangle to the bottom of the block and smaller to the top. 

Quilted the block and cut out an ornament shape.


Added some ribbon for hanging.


Bound the 'ornament' using 2 1/4" wide binding cut on the bias.


Added flat numeric buttons and a used a cute, little elf button to move along the date buttons each day.


A simple, easy project to hang on the children's bedrooms door, in the house or give as a gift.


There  are 23 other fantastic bloggers lined up to showcase each of the blocks used in different ways to inspire your own creations. 

1st November: Kristy from Quiet Play & Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts
2nd November: Marieka from Bespoke Bites & Jane from Where Jane Creates
3rd November: Susan from Patchwork N Play & Kelsey from Kelsey Sews
4th November: Janice from Better Off Thread & Erin from Missy Mac Creations
5th November: Lucy from Charm About You & Rebecca from Making Rebecca Lynn
6th November: Charlotte from Lawson and Lotti & Amy from Amy's Crafty Shenanigans
7th November: Jess from the Elven Garden & Cindy from Live a Colorful Life
8th November: Elaine from Dashasel Sews & Kelly from Jeliquilts
9th November: Beth from Plum and June & Fiona from Finding Fifth
10th November: Juliet from Tartan Kiwi & Fiona from Celtic Thistle Stitches
11th November: Taryn from Pixels to Patchwork & Anorina from Samelia's Mum
12th November: Megan from Jaffa Quilts & Jane from QuiltJane 
13th November: Gemma from Pretty Bobbins
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30th November: Link up to win! 


Fabulous prizes to be won from the generous sponsors:









Even the dog is getting in the Christmas Spirit. Doesn't Jasper look impressed!


   

11 comments:

  1. O h Jasper looks sooo impressed(not)Gorgeous advent calendar very creative.

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  2. That is a really sweet little advent calendar! Love the idea of moving the elf along the numbers! Great fabric choices too!

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  3. This is a brilliant idea, I need to look out for some suitable numbers and a marker.

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  4. Oh no Jane! I haven't started on your Christmas wall hanging yet and now I want to make this too! You are very clever - this is such a great idea and would make a lovely pre-Christmas gift. I haven't seen the Michael Miller Christmas fabrics before - they look wonderful. Do you always cut your binding on the bias, or was it because of the curves and size of this project?

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  5. Such a fab idea and so very small. Those numerical buttons and the elf are spot on for the job.

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  6. Love this idea. Fabulous buttons.

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  7. Cute advent calendar! It would make nice ornaments to hang on the walls without the calendar part!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  8. this is my favourite project from the hop so far - just brilliant!

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  9. that's fabulous, what a brilliant idea!

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  10. Just adorable! Great idea!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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