Thursday, December 5, 2013

advent quilt

We had snow and blowing snow the way it usually comes yesterday so between watching the snow drift and pile I put up Christmas decorations. The Advent quilt is a favorite, it has three times as many buttons as it should so each of my kids could hang an ornament everyday. Then the boys got big and thought they were too big to hang an ornament so daughter hung them all and now I don't even take them off the tree. That's what happens when they grow up and leave home. I should count my blessing here that they did grow up and leave home.  It seems like decades ago ok it really was decades ago I found a Christmas fabric with old fashioned ornaments that were perfect for and Advent tree so I rough cut them and fused them to backing fabric and fussy cut them  and attached a loop. I hand quilted with a gold metallic thread around each of the Santas and under the trees in the background fabric. And no label on the back I think I made it in the early 1990's. I miss the dark reds and dark greens of Christmas from 20 some years ago. --Ann--

1 comment:

Cathy said...

What a great idea! I love your tree, and all the ornaments. I was just thinking to myself that sewing on all those buttons must have been a bit of a pain. Then I asked myself, why hand sewing buttons is a pain and hand sewing applique is not? I didn't get an answer. LOL!