Sunday, October 7, 2012

It's Beginning to Look a Little Like Christmas

Last Christmas I found a tutorial online for a quilted advent calendar.  I must have been in an optimistic mood because I decided I wanted to make one.  Really optimistic.  Right after Christmas I bought some fabric and started cutting.  I knew it would take a long time to get it done (I choose to blame the fact that I have to pack up the sewing machine after each use rather than blame my sewing abilities!).  I figured if I did a little work here and there it would get done before Christmas.  Like I said....I'm slow.

Earlier this week I actually finished it.  It's actually done.  100%.

I'm not a perfectionist.  I think piecing and quilting require a lot more perfectionistic abilities than I have....but it's done.  There are a lot of things I don't like about it: I should have used different batting, I did an awful job quilting it with my machine.  And, I HATE binding, so I did a cheater method of binding.  I knew it wouldn't look great, but I figured it was better than hand sewing the binding on.

I guess this means we're reading for Christmas....with the exception of all the gifts!


Bryce and Lacey said...

good job! Super cute!

Steve & Shauna Flammer said...

I am impressed!!!

mn_cnking said...

This is so cute - you do wonderful work. Love Cathy

CourtneyFJ said...

This looks amazing! Nice work!

Natalie said...

You're not supposed to tell us all the mistakes. Most of us would never know - especially if you don't point them out to us.