Jill’s Christmas Trees

I was so excited to receive a call from Jill asking if I had the bandwidth to help her out with a couple of table runners. Of course I could! But, we needed a quick turn around on these. Jill decided to use her table runners as wall hangings, and also use a couple as gifts! And as always, Jill’s work made quilting these easy, which was great as we were on a short timeline.

Jill's large table runner before quilting.

Jill chose Christmas Doodles – Trees for the pantograph. (Purchased from my favorite place for digital downloads, Urban Elementz.) I used Glide’s 40 wt Mossy thread for both the front and back of the quilt. As always, my Quilt Path computerized quilting system allows me to create such beautiful quilts for my clients

Jill's table runners, complete with the binding.  Showing the pantograph used, Doodles - Trees

There were three Christmas trees in total. One large one for her family, and the other two were gifts. Jill decided to turn these table runners into Advent Calendars.

All Three of Jill's quilts

Jill used buttons as hangers for ornaments she made specific to the person receiving the gift. After all, what Christmas tree doesn’t need ornaments!

Small table runner to show the use of the buttons for the advent calendar

All of our parents wish their kids would call and check in more. I know that we do with our two older kids. Jill’s mother is no different. Jill made the Advent Calendar as a communication tool for her mom and Jill made a deal with her siblings, nieces and nephews, and her children. Each day had a small ornament with a picture of a family member. Mom/Grandma is supposed to call one person per day of December and if Mom/Grandma calls them, they are supposed to answer or call back quickly, no matter what! This will make Jill’s mom feel better about knowing what is going on in her family’s life.

Shows completed advent calendar with the customized ornaments

My Mom will tend to not call because she thinks we are too busy, otherwise we would call. So when I shared this with my Mom, she thought it was the PERFECT present! Great job, Jill!

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4 Responses to Jill’s Christmas Trees

  1. Judi Oldridge says:

    Yes, it was the best present! I am Jill’s Mom and so proud of her. She is always thinking of others, and uses her creativity in amazing art works. I was so touched to receive this Advent calendar and it will be part of every Christmas from now on! Happy New Year!

    • admin says:

      I am so excited to hear this! I told my Mom about this and she thought it was a great gift! I love working with your daughter, she is soooo sweet!

  2. RIFAI9851 says:

    Thank you!!1

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