Trim A Tree
InstructionsFrom the book "Quick Country Christmas Quilts" by Debbie Mumm copyright 1995. It is a wall hanging but I added extra ornaments to make it an advent calendar.
Type of item: Home Decor
Cotton textiles, fusible web, buttons, cotton perle thread.
What was your inspiration?
This was made about 20 years ago when my children were small. I wanted a reusable advent calendar and I saw a pattern in Quick Country Christmas Quilts" by Debbie Mumm copyright 1995. I decided to make it with removable ornaments. I had to make 23 ornaments and a removable (snap) star for the top. I hit up the kids' coloring books to come up with extra ornaments. I used fusible web to make the ornaments and glued a loop of perle cotton glued to the back to hook around the buttons on the tree. I did all our names in primitive stitches around the border.
What are you most proud of?
I was able to adapt a pattern into something that gives me such great joy.