Leon's Advent Calendar

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Other What are you most proud of? This was finished in a day, including the embellishment. It's very roughly quilted, but the result is quite satisfying. My great-grandson, Leon is now two and a half years old and I think that he'll appreciate it this year - especially when it has all the little presents and sweets inside! What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's really easy. The panel has full instructions printed on it and it would be very difficult for even the newest quilter to go wrong! The pockets are cut out and sewn onto the panel first, then the quilt sandwich is made by the "bagging out" method (no binding) and, finally you can quilt it as much or as little as you like and then embellish with sequins and beads for a nice festive look. Finally, make a hanging sleeve and it will be ready to use, starting on 1st December, right up until Christmas Eve!

What you will need

  • Cotton pre-printed panel
  • cotton backing fabric
  • polyester wadding
  • beads and sequins for embellishment.

Q&A with patz in suffolk

Ladymax asked:
Aren't panels great for projects like this? Another cutie.
patz in suffolk answered:
Yes - aren't they? A minimum of work and maximum compliments when finished! Excellent!
Pam NZ asked:
Oh Patricia I love this one too! And you've answered my questions from the angel one LOL. Lucky little Leon!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you, Pam! I haven't been on Craftsy for a while - took the summer off as far as quilting was concerned! Now I must get back into it!
detree asked:
Oh that is so beautiful ! well done hope you don't mind me asking but where did you get the panel ? as i'd love to attempt to do it for my Grandchildren .
patz in suffolk answered:
I bought the panel at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, but it's available all over the place. You should be able to find it on line without too much trouble, I should think. I've seen it many times. Glad you like it! Thank you!
marianna2011 asked:
Hey there Pat - this is cute -love it.
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you, Marianna - it was SOOO easy and quick to do!
Morag2504 asked:
Lucky Leon. That is so pretty Pat :-)
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you, Morag!