Monday, December 1, 2014

The advent of peace and happiness.....

It seems impossible that December has arrived. I spent the last few months redoing my advent quilt. This quilt had been a project I designed for my quilt group's theme in 2012. Throughout the year, the ladies were allowed to submit pattern ideas for each other to use on the figure side of the little quilts hanging on the large quilt. This quilt became something I could not appreciate any longer after a rift some members of the group caused. I needed to do something to give myself the gift of this quilt back again. 

So I went about carefully taking my blocks apart and redoing them all in red French inspired stitching. I did use the ideas of most of the patterns from the group but in my own way. I am really happy with how it has turned out and it has become a symbol for me of the peace and happiness that Christmas is all about! 

For today, I am sharing the number side of the quilt blocks and the first block of December's figure...a house in a winter mountain setting. 

So as the holiday season begins and we await the arrival of Christmas, I am inspired by the council of many of the quilt group members who have given me wisdom over the past year...

May your December be a time of special blessings in your own life.....


Note: More blocks on my advent quilt will be revealed as December progresses.....


  1. The quilt is just gorgeous Heidi

  2. Your quilt is beautiful Heidi, so pleased you have moved forward.

    Hope you and Jo's are keeping well.

    I spent most of yesterday making my daughter a Christmas wall hanging.

    Warm hugs
    Hazel c uk

  3. I am so happy to see your quilt finished and on the wall. I know you had to redo
    some patterns and since I have seen them on skype, I know how nice they all are.
    Now you can get on with the other 25 projects you have going on. LOL
    PS: I am not kidding.
    Love you, Mom

  4. A very beautiful project. Saddens me to read there had been unrest in your group. (Hugs) xx

  5. Beautiful quilt, and what a neat way to do an Advent Calendar.

  6. A lovely project. It's nice to see a post from you, i was wondering if you were ok.

  7. I love your gorgeous quilt Heidi. P x

  8. What a very nice quilt you have created Heidi. Love that shade of red

  9. Wat een werk om de meeste blokken opnieuw te doen. Maar ik snap dat je er nu weer met plezier naar zult kijken als je elke dag een nieuw blok mag omdraaien. Dat vind ik ook zo leuk om met mijn adventsquilt te doen. De quilt leeft!

  10. Het is zo leuk deze dagen elke dag een mini quiltje om te draaien, ik heb veel plezier van mijn quilt. Ik ben reuze benieuwd hoe de jouwe nu geworden is. Dat zal een verrassing worden.


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