Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Christmas Treasure…

As promised, I’d like to share Carol’s ‘little’ advent calendar in more detail, after all, it took her over FIVE years to make…but what a labour of love it was!!


Each of the advent pictures on this quilt are really separate little mini quilts.  Today, because it is December First, this little advent calendar will be bare- each little mini picture quilt will be removed and placed inside this bag. 

Each day someone will reach inside the bag…


..and select a mini quilt and fit it under the little triangular corners until the Quilt is full and Christmas is here.  See how each square is a little wee quilt…so sweet!!


Besides the typical Christmas theme quilts like candy cane, reindeer…

and Santa…


a sweet little gingerbread man…


Carol has also personalize her little quilt by adding..

…a kangaroo to represent a family trip to Australia,


..a trip to Arizona..P1100737   …a mini quilt of the family dog…


..a stocking with her son’s name on it…so sweet!


..a picture of her son as a toddler (he’s in his twenties now!)

P1100735 There is also a little pink ribboned quilt… Carol was diagnosed with breast Cancer on Dec. 3 (a few years ago) so the square with the pink ribbons is a reminder of how sweet life is!


This is truly a little quilt that will be cherished for many, many years to come!! 

Well done, Carol!  Thanks for letting me share your Christmas Treasure!



..THAT the Henry Glass Designers Holiday Project Parade starts today!!  Wahoooo!!

Day 1:

Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka’s Treasures at

Linda Lum DeBono at

Little Quilts at

Day 2:

Amy Hamberlin of Kati Cupcake at

Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt co at

Kari Ramsay of Fresh Cut Quilt Patterns at

Day 3:

Jacquelynne Steves of the Noble Wife at

Jill Finlay of  Jillily Studio at

Day 4:

Laurie Bird of Rose Cottage at

Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup at

Beth and Liz Hawkins of Lizzie B Creative at

Day 5:

Chelsea Anderson of Pink Fig Patterns at

Brenda Pinnick of Brenda Pinnick Designs at

Day 6:

Leanne Anderson of The Country Caboodle at

Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage at

Day 7:

Kim Diehl

Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday of Buggy Barn at

So let the parade begin!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. Very sweet! So much detail. I totally understand why it took her the time. Well worth it. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. What a super special quilty advent calendar that is - I love all of the details and personal touches.

  3. W O W - thank you for sharing Carol's precious treasure. You blog looks different - I will have to figure out what is new - Tootles xoxoxo

  4. Just makes your heart happy to see such a creation knowing how much love was put into it. Congrat's to Carol.

  5. What a fun quilt and cute idea.
    Thank you for reminding me about the hop, trying to catch up today;)


  6. Your advent calendar is gorgeous! I love it. You are so talented quilter. Have a nice advent time! Györgyi

  7. That little advent quilt definitely deserved a post of it's own. Hope that one gets handed down to be enjoyed every Christmas by each generation. Still hiding from Christmas here!

  8. Thanks for sharing this wonderful advent calendar with us! Love how Carol personalized it for her family. I'm looking forward to the HG blog hop, too!

  9. Wow! The Advent Calendar is amazing. What a treasure! blessings, marlene

  10. Tell Carol that advent quilt is AMAZING - it's the best one I've ever seen. Very, very clever and best of all, meaningful to her family. Really incredible!

  11. Great Blog Post! Thanks for sharing your friends Advent calendar/mini quilt with us.

  12. That's an amazing advent calendar. I wonder how long it took to make.

  13. The advent calendar is so beautiful. There is so much work in.

  14. Wow,it's a major work of art - I love it. Thank you so much for sharing Carol and her advent calendar with us.

  15. Thank you for sharing this quilt. I love the close ups. Wow, I would love to do this one. They look like so much fun.

  16. Thanks for sharing that adorable Advent calendar! Definitely a labor of love!
    Also thanks for the heads-up on the Henry Glass Parade...had not heard about it.

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