Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Advent Joy

When I was a little girl my mom always made Advent calenders for me and my brothers. About 10 years ago she refreshed the tradition and we started to make Advent calenders for each other. My mom is also a quilter :-) The first year the 24 small gifts containd blocks with hearts to applique and complete Advent calender on the photo.

This year she have realy made me curious. So far each gift have containd 9 squares to make a ninepatch block with the top fabric for center.

There is no more explaining than to make ninepatch blocks!! And the fabrics are diffrent colors and prints.

Is she doing some stach redusing tricks? Making me do blocks for a quilt top? The blocks are big. Each square in the block is 5 inch. One small packet each day is fun!!

Hugs from Nancy


May Britt said...

This is a great idea for an advenkalender. Your mother is genious. Wonder what she has been up to now and what this will be :)

QuiltingFitzy said...

How wonderful to be able to share quilting with your mother.

My mother started quilting about 5 years before she died. I wasn't interested then, but now how I wish I could have a "re-do!!!"

Sonnja said...

Beautful advenkalender!
Kind regards,

Sonnja, from the Netherlands

Rose Marie said...

How wonderful to share this with your mother.Isn't it nice to have everything all cut out for you to just sew together.

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun, fun idea! I'd love to remember this next year to do with my mother!

Nadine said...

A quilter Mom : how GREAT ! I wonder what these nine patch will become ......