Friday, 29 November 2013

The Barn Quilt Advent Calendar

Do you love advent and advent calendars?  Do you love barns and quilts?  Well coming to the blog every day in December starting Monday is ...  the Barn Quilt Advent Calendar.  One free printable pdf every day which you colour in, fold into a little barn and pop on the mantlepiece.  You can fill it with sweets, chocolates or other small Christmas gifts.


Are you in?  If you're going to play along, I'd love to know!  And if you are, you will need:
  • 24 pieces card for your printer )or more if you have several children who may enjoy colouring in); 
  • colouring pens or pencils; and
  • glue or double sided sticky tape.  
Let me know if you're in and I'd love to see pictures of your advent barn quilts on Flickr, by email or on Instagram #barnquiltalong @lilysquilts. 

If you be prepared to road test the prototype for me and give me feedback, send me an email and the first five will be emailed the pdf of the barn for the 1st of December. 

37 comments:

  1. Ooh! This looks exciting! So we're MAKING the thing over Advent, rather than attempting to create the whole lot of some impossible Pinterest fantasy at 11.59pm on November 30 after consuming too much whisky? If so, this is my kind of advent calendar.

    Just one question. When do we eat the Stuff?

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  2. Oh my god, that is so cute! I will definitely join in, though I can't promise to make all of them, but I will give it my best shot! The kids won't get a look in!!
    R x

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  3. I'm in- looks great. Quite happy to test a prototype

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  4. Oh that is an adorable idea!! I could save them all until the Christmas holidays so the kids have something to do ;) I will happily test!

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  5. oh what a cute idea! I'm in! (if you still need prototype testers I'll do that too)

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  6. What a great idea for after school club - just what I need to keep them busy - happy to test for you

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  7. Am I too late?! My daughter would love this! (ok thin disguise, I would love this!)

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  8. This is such a great idea!

    Amanda Rose
    sewmuch2say.com

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  9. This is one cute idea! Thanks! count me in!
    Cheryl
    cherylsue3@gmail.com

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  10. Count me in! I'm so looking forward to this.

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  11. Oh my!!! Bugger the kids, I want to do the colouring!

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  12. I would like to be part of the fun too!!! My 3 boys will love to colour the barns!
    judith.maggi at gmx dot com

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  13. You are the Einstein of the TouchDraw my dear!. Fabulous idea.

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  14. Cute idea! The senior managers in my work just had a meeting playing with Lego, I think I need to introduce these for those of us in the lower order ;o)

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  15. What a great idea! I've been meaning for the last few years to make an advent calendar, but it never seems to happen, sadly enough! My kids are gonna love this!

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  16. What a great idea! I've been meaning for the last few years to make an advent calendar, but it never seems to happen, sadly enough! My kids are gonna love this!

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  17. What a great idea! I've been meaning for the last few years to make an advent calendar, but it never seems to happen, sadly enough! My kids are gonna love this!

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  18. I *might* be able to keep up with this quiltalong! Fantastic idea.

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  19. Count me in! Love to have coloring projects for the grand kids but I may do this one for them!

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  20. I'm definitely in! I've been looking for an advent calendar to make.

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  21. Sounds like fun, and might give me the kick I need to Instagram.

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  22. I'm in-excited about an easy Advent calendar. I love to color, have a new box of crayons and a new pack of colored pencils. I'm ready!

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  23. Fabulous idea Daaarling..... I love a bit of colouring in.....

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  24. These are great! Definitely giving this one a go :)

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  25. This is a great idea, I'm in and will be adding them to my Christmas

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  26. The girls are really excited about doing this!

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  27. I have my computing pencils ready :)

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  28. My husband , the artist, wants to try his hand at design.; we both lover the idea and look forward to Advent

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  29. Oh, I do love barn quilts! And what a fun idea to make an actual little village of barns each day? It appears that they're also little boxes to stuff with a note or treat... adorable!

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  30. Oh, how sweet - time permitting.......

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