Saturday, October 8, 2016

FNwF

I had a great night sewing with friends here in town and online.  It was a nice night out - a lot of talking, good food and of course a little sewing.

I worked on a Christmas project for my daughter.  Since she was little we've looked for an Advent Calendar or count down for Christmas and I finally found a nice one.



You are suppose to make a quilt and then add the blocks each day.  Here is the quilt without the border and a start on the blocks.  I changed the pattern a little and made the blocks out of wool so I could do hand stitching instead of machine.  My goal this year has been to use my stash for projects. For this project I used scrap pieces of wool and only purchased the background fabric.  For the quilt, all the colorful fabrics were from my stash but I will need to buy border fabric.  










I also just finished a fall mat.  This is a kit by Woolkeeper (click HERE).  I love Kathy's designs! They are so easy to follow, and her kits contain beautiful wools.


I'm heading over to Cheryll's to follow the links to see what the other wonderful stitchers did Friday Night.  Why don't you join me by clicking HERE.

11 comments:

Helen said...

What a lovely count down to Christmas quit will look fantastic when finished, also love your wool mat !!

Karen's Korner said...

What a great way to spend the night....eating, talking and sharing your love of sewing with others. Some nice work happening there.

I am said...

Hi Danette oh this is going to be lovely and i love your xmas mat as well,you had a good night my friend xx

Oddbjørg said...

Lovely projects!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

That is a lovely countdown quilt! I've always wanted to make one but couldn't find a pattern I liked. I think I'm going to have to hunt up that pattern, it is so sweet.. xx

Jeanette said...

Love your countdown to Christmas quilt. Looks fabulous. The mat is also lovely. Hugs,xx

Kim said...

Such a lovely quilted Advent Calender and your Christmas Mat is beautiful......great idea to try and use up some stash, I really need to keep this in mind when I craft.

Raewyn said...

The advent calendar is a great idea, I've never seen one quite like that before! And I love the mat as well - those wools are lovely. Good on you with your stash using efforts too.

Linda in Calif. said...

Wow what a cool advent calendar. It's adorable and you are really progressing nicely. I think you'll have it done before Dec 1st so that you can enjoy it this year. Thanks for the link to Woolkeeper's site. I'm off to check it out now.

Anthea said...

Hi Danette!
wow this is such a cute project... good choice with the pockets.

Maria said...

That is a beautiful advent Quilt. Love the idea of using wool.
Fabulous Fall mat too Danette.