Sunday, 11 September 2011

Reversible Advent Calendar

What do you do when Christmas is over? Exile your advent calendar to the back of the wardrobe to only get it back out one year later?

Well, not this one. When Christmas has come and gone you just turn it around and use the back as a decorative wallhanging. The hanging sleeve has been attached to the top rather than the back so both sides of the quilt can be displayed. 

It's my first finished advent calendar and may I just say IT TOOK ME FOREVER, I can make a quilt faster than that, but the numbers and the pockets took forever to sew. I will make more advent calendars but need to figure ot how to make them faster or they won't be ready in time for xmas. I also just bought some more Christmas fabrics for children, so I better get back to it.

What do you think of this one? Do you like it? The blocks are a little wonky, especially on the lefthand side, and I made that clear in the Etsy listing too. Do you think that is ok?

Lots of love,


  1. I like that, especially the idea that you can turn it over for the rest of the year and still get some use out of it.

  2. I love it, reversible, what a great idea.

  3. Both sides are gorgeous - and I think your price is very reasonable for the work that's clearly gone into it.