|"Country Christmas Advent Calendar", Makower UK|
It is a neat little project. Everything you need is there, including the instructions. Once the pieces have been cut out, the hems need to be folded back, pressed and sewn.
|Stitching the pocket hems for the Advent Calendar|
With red and green pockets, there wasn’t really an ideal thread colour to use, so I opted for a gold metallic (Isamet 0500), to add to the glitz of Christmas.
|Box pleats for the pockets of the Advent Calendar|
The 24 pockets are in strips, so they need to be folded to create a box pleat, and then attached to the main fabric panel. So far, there has been more pressing with the iron than stitching, but all the pockets are attached, ready for a quilt sandwich, and the decision of whether to hand or machine quilt.
There are still 11 days to get this completed, within in which time Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery Quilt will have started. I notice it will be 24 days since Bonnie made the announcement, maybe next year I can use the calendar to count down to her Mystery Quilt, and refill it for 1st December!