Wednesday, September 16, 2020

A Lightbulb Moment Advent Calendar Bunting

Oh My Goodness!!! Where has the past three weeks gone?! I meant to get another "A Lightbulb Moment" pattern posted long before now but didn't have the time to finish writing the pattern. Better late than never, right? I shared photos of this advent calendar bunting a few weeks ago on IG but now I'm sharing them here along with the free pattern. YAY!!!

"A Lightbulb Moment" Advent Calendar Bunting by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

This advent calendar was so fun to make and I can't wait until the holidays so I can hang it and fill each pocket with little surprises for my grandsons. Since they won't be here until a day or two before Christmas, we may have to count down the whole month on Christmas Eve Day, but it will be fun nonetheless.

"A Lightbulb Moment" Advent Calendar Bunting by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

This bunting is looong at 112". I have a long shelf I plan to hang it from. It could also be draped down a staircase rail. But if you don't have a long place to hang it, you could make them into shorter lengths and hang them in a Christmas tree shape on a wall (if you make 25 lightbulb blocks and skip the socket blocks, you can group them in sets of 1, 3, 5, 7, 9).

"A Lightbulb Moment" Advent Calendar Bunting by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

I couldn't resist taking a photo of all the mini quilts stacked up before I sewed them together with the rick rack. 

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A Lightbulb Moment Advent Calendar Bunting Pattern

"A Lightbulb Moment" Advent Calendar Bunting by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

Using fusible batting gives the blocks enough shape that no quilting is necessary. And sewing and turning them instead of using binding makes them quick and easy to make. 

Best of Moda Bake Shop Book Featuring "A Lightbulb Moment" Quilt by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

This pattern shows you how to assemble the lightbulb and plug in blocks into the advent calendar bunting. You'll need the "Best of Moda Bake Shop" book for the instructions on how to make the blocks themselves. The book is available on Amazon or at most local quilt shops.

"A Lightbulb Moment" Advent Calendar Bunting by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

I hope you enjoy this project and share your photos with me if you make an advent calendar bunting of your own.

Happy Quilting!

~Sharla

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