Joleen’s “North Country Advent” quilt!
Joleen made this beautiful Christmas countdown wall hanging. The tree itself is made from wool, as well as the nativity. The background is a Moda Mochi linen. There will be 25 ornaments, also made from wool, to hang on the tree. (Picture of tree with the ornaments, below) Joleen added the nativity to the base of the tree.
The pattern is by Debbie Liechty, she is a member of the quilt guild that Joleen goes to. The name of the pattern is North Country Advent and can be purchased directly from Debbie. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase the pattern.
Here is a picture of Debbie’s quilt, with all her beautiful ornaments!! Each made from wool. Isn’t that so cute!!! I love the dimension all ornaments add. Picture credit: Debbie Liechty.
I love adding texture to every quilt I quilt, and I was excited when Joleen wanted quilting in the tree. We decided on wood grain. I think it makes the tree pop! Swirls and pebbles are also an excellent background for anything winter. Plus they are fun to quilt. I decided to do lines in the star, so it can stand out. I used one of Linda from thequiltedpineapple.com Edge rulers to quilt the lines.
Joleen brought a 8020 batting, and had me use two layers, which is great if you want it to be a little more stiff. That’s what she was hoping for. It also enhanced the quilting. I used the Oxford Perma Core 30 tex thread from A&E for the background and Antique Cream for the everything on the tree, also 30 tex by A&E.
I can believe Christmas is around the corner! Hope that you have a fun holiday project or two in the works. I have one I want to start soon.