I'm *still* in the throes of holiday crafting. Yes, the holiday was yesterday, but I don't see my family until next weekend---so their gifts aren't done yet. I can tell you that if I manage to finish them all, it would be a post-holiday miracle.
Anyway, I have tons of photos to share and projects to write about, but I'm just popping in to show off one thing, my advent calendar:
This is from a tutorial by Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson! on the Sew, Mama, Sew! blog.
I used a variety of fabrics and highlighted more prints than the tutorial suggested.
I also changed the seam allowance for the pockets so more of the background fabric would be seen.
I chose a loopy quilting pattern rather than the meandering stitch. This is the first time that I've ever used a free-motion quilting presser foot.
There is a lot of room for improvement in my quilting technique, but I'm still pleased with how it turned out.
I used Kei honeycomb dots for the binding. Don't you just love a good dot fabric?
This was the first time that I ever hand stitched the binding to the back of the quilt. It really does look invisible.
I hope your holidays were delightful. We've been busy reading books, playing with trains, dancing to Bing and doing "dishes!" Henry would rather roll up his sleeves and drag a chair up to the sink than play with his toys. Silly guy :)