So excited to share our second Advent quilt pattern– one that can be designed in three different ways! (See our first Advent quilt here.) This pattern, Advent Wreaths, shares the beauty of the Advent wreath. Each panel represents one week during advent, and each week a new candle is added to the Advent wreath. The focus of each week – faith, hope, joy, love – appear above each wreath.
This quilt is a wonderful way to bring the spirit of Advent into your home. The rich purples and pink hint at the excitement of Christmas to come, while the subdued images keep our hearts in a time of preparation for Christ’s birth.
The versatility of this pattern allows you to make it in three different ways: lay the panels end-to-end to make a banner for the wall; stack two panels on top of each other to make a wall hanging; set the panels side-by-side to make a table runner.
Once you’re created your beautiful quilt top, it’s time to quilt! Let’s take a look together at how to free motion quilt candle flames, or candle light, into the negative space in each of the four panels in this beautiful Advent quilt.
This pattern has also been tested by some amazingly talented quilters – scroll down to see their interpretations of this Advent quilt pattern with varying fabrics in all three styles.
Below are some of the Advent quilts made by our pattern testers, a wonderful group of quilters of all experience levels who help ensure that the pattern you download is as perfect as it can be. Click on those who have a blog address in their photo; it’ll take you to their site!
I’d love to share any photos you make of the Advent quilt, so be sure to send me a photo or two of your final project and I’ll add it to our photo library below (in alpha order by quilter); there are some great ideas in how you all have put the blocks together, spruced up binding, and added pizzazz to the applique. Happy quilting!
Just for fun…this post links up some of these great Catholic, sewing, and quilting blogs!
Tracy Bua Smith says
Absolutely gorgeous! I’m a wanna-be sewer and wish I had this talent and skill 🙂
Tracy, if you were closer I’d teach you how 🙂 It’s really relaxing, and I truly enjoy the entire creation process.
Margaret Kramer says
This is really beautiful! I’m definitely inspired to make one too! TY for a lovely design for Christmas ?
Thanks, Margaret! Advent is a beautiful season, and it’s nice to decorate and celebrate it for what it is.
Heather @RealCatholicMom says
Jen, this is absolutely gorgeous! I am not a quilter, but sincerely – your pattern makes me wish I was! I am going to enter the contest in hopes that some quilter will take pity on me and make this for me if I win. 🙂 I pray that many, many families will be blessed by your work, my friend!
Aww, Heather, THANK YOU!! That means so much! I love Advent, so being able to create something that adds to the beauty of that time was so special.
I always love to see a faith inspired project for Christmas!!!
Thanks, Kristen! Me, too 🙂
These are beautiful and perfect for the Christmas season.
Thanks, Jennifer! Advent is such a beautiful season.
Oh this is so fantastic!!! I’ll have to remember this as we get closer to Christmas.
Aww, Amanda, thank you! (Your work is wonderful, too, BTW.)
Karen @ Pieces of Contentment says
This is a beautiful pattern. I really like yours in the purples.
Karen, thank you – bringing the purple and pink into our home for Advent is a great way to celebrate the season.
What a beautiful way to celebrate the Holiday season.
Thanks, Heide! Advent is such a beautiful season.
Thanks for featuring my interpretation. I have been blogging about your lovely pattern today!
It’s so pretty! Thanks so much for the pattern!
Thanks, Cathy! I love celebrating Advent and am happy to share the pattern.
M-R @ Quilt Matters says
It’s so fun to see all the variations with the pattern! Can you link back to TGIFF! so that your readers can find us too? Thanks! And thanks for linking up!
Hi QuiltMatters – yes, I do link up! Click on the link at the bottom that says, “Just for fun…this post links up to these great quilting and Catholic sites.”
Thanks, Connie! I love it, too 🙂
Wonderful to see all the different versions of this sweet pattern!
Heidi, I think so, too! There are so many talented quilters out there.
Allison Gingras says
LOVE THESE .. you are so incredibly talented. In pinning this … the Jesse Tree craft came up . SO SO inspired to do one with my daughter this year. I think she’ll LOVE it!!
Allison – thank you! It’s been so much fun to do as a family.
Sarah Rose says
I absolutely love this! I love the Thanksgiving one as well. I have a decorative quilt my grandmother made hanging up in my house right now, and I would love to have more so I could change things out seasonally. Unfortunately I just barely sew and don’t think I’m ready for something like this. I mostly just hem things. Anybody want to make me a wall hanging and send it to me?
Sarah, I can be talked into making you one – but probably wouldn’t be ready until next Thanksgiving just because of how long making these takes 🙂 Let me know!
So beautiful! Absolutely love this! 🙂
Lacy, thank you! You made my day 🙂