30 December 2009
23 December 2009
Now I can happily present my own November and December ... nothing like doing two months in one but done they are. I was determined to finish before the end of the year.
The last four months still require their names to be embroidered so that may or may not happen before December 31 but I'm OK with that.
Ta-Da .... the year of 2009 ... one strip for each day. I'm still amazed that I made it!
Now for sashings, borders and so on ... but that's for 2010.
Merry Christmas to all.
15 December 2009
Have collected few fabrics stash with large and gordie floral designs and I arranged them for November.
Definitely this one is for December.... even though had not much christmassy fabrics, but somehow it looks merrier blend together.
So all done! Yeah!!!!!!
11 December 2009
10 December 2009
07 December 2009
I was not true to myself for neglecting this challenge for a long time. But not forgetting to collect some strips from my stash. All 8 pieces had been sewn and have 4 more to complete the whole year.....now I am off for the rest......
29 November 2009
03 November 2009
30 October 2009
29 October 2009
All the fabrics are compliments of a lovely friend who was having a spring clean of her fabric bits and pieces.
I'd like to embroider all the family birthdates etc, so that might be my challenge for 2010.
04 October 2009
So I am pleasantly surprised to present the month of September. A number of these were fat 1/4's I received as part of a Birthday Swap ... some from my daughter for Xmas, Birthday and Mother's Day ... one as a prize ... and a few others.
I'm really enjoying the making of this quilt. How is everyone else coming along?
Thankyou Rachel for planting the seed.
20 September 2009
I just added a section for Calendar Quilt chatter at my forum. Come on over and keep each other motivated. You can subscribe to that topic so you get an email whenever anyone posts. A great way to ask for fabrics, suggestions on how to keep going.. etc.
I must tell you, as I hope this helps someone, the FIRST time (yes FIRST TIME) I tried to do this I only did 6 months.
So it's ok.. it's ok if you are not up to date as we can get you back on track.. OR.. you can continue right into next year.
Here is my BIGGEST suggestion. START OVER TODAY.. DO TODAY, not yesterday, not July, but today.. go forward. And you will be motivated to fill in the gaps.. which may happen in Jan or Feb or March.. but you can do it!
Here is the direct link to the topic at my forum QuiltMashup. Register, then sign in to post.. see you there!!
16 September 2009
Fabrics from my scraps and some fat 1/4's i've finally cut into.
I've now joined Jan, Feb, March in one long strip and April, May, June into another long strip. Of course July is above August. Now to start thinking about sashings, borders etc, hmmmmm. I'm looking forward to having this quilt top done.
It's exciting seeing how others are putting their months together also.
08 September 2009
03 September 2009
19 August 2009
I always get sparked to start new things in January (when this was starting), and I usually get a little boost of energy in the fall with 'back to school' time. I know that I will have valleys during the year when I get behind on BOM projects ~ and sometimes I put them away all together for some time in the future. That's ok with me, I know a little spark will come eventually and I will always have some project in the wings just waiting for me to add a little more to it :)
Enjoy the day!
10 August 2009
I have some baby blankets--as I refuse to call them quilts as I cannot quilt and no longer claim to even be able to piece them together--to make for my 3 grandchildren and one precious child that I call my adopted grandchild, Forrest, that doesn't have any grandparents that live close to him. I will be putting fabric together or sandwiching batting between fabric in the attempt to make these blankets; but I refuse to call them quilts. Others may, but I will not.
In the event that my life finally finds a point in time where I can slow down long enough to focus, concentrate, and become disciplined enough to complete projects; then I may once again take up the endeavors of learning to quilt. To all of you that have been a part of my brief quilting existence and hopefully an even longer blog life yet to come, I thank you for using the blogosphere as a means of support for those of us that can't do what you do, being there giving your ideas freely, sharing your creativity, allowing us in on your organizational hints, and for allowing us to view a glimpse of the lives of true quilters. I will continue, if allowed, to follow your blogs and your daily triumphs and occassional defeats. To those of you that have become true quilters...my hat is off to you and I profess my adoration for your skills.
Shelly from Shell's Specialty of the Day
04 August 2009
This is for June.
Really hard to find time to concentrate on this challenge and I owe few more to complete. This time I had more stash on earth shades and mixed and match to get this combination. Month of June had really 'stay-put' me down more to reality of life.....
26 July 2009
25 July 2009
17 July 2009
Here is my month of June . . . all fabrics have been won on ebay over a period of time.
April, May and June all together. Of course I'll be joining them vertically to form the second column of my quilt.
Not only have I finished sewing the first six months, but I've gone back and embroidered the name of each month on the first days. Just as well, I needed to think for a short moment which was which month for a couple.
To be really on top of things, I've also sewn the strips together for July. Like the month of April (fabrics from BFF Kerry) and June (fabrics from ebay), the fabrics for July are not from my stash. Once I've embroidered 'July' . . . I'll show and tell.
07 July 2009
My MAY block is finally finished. It really only took an afternoon, but I had procrastinated because all of my scraps
After pulling out clean coffee cans, shoe boxes and empty licorice buckets (mmmmm...) I separated my scraps into color families. We'll see how long that lasts; one paper bag takes up much less space! (Okay, I'll probably get some sort of stacking storage or something - this is too useful to abandon.)
So, anyway here it is. Approx. 6½" wide and 17½" long. No telling when June will be completed, but at least there's hope!
ETA: I seem to have chopped off the bottom of the block in the picture... there really ARE 31 fabrics in it!
22 June 2009
20 June 2009
just wanted to let you know that i took advantage of pat's weekend shindig and got all caught up, now i have no more fabric. so some nice people offered to send me some scraps, when they arrive, i can continue on my calendar journey, you guys are great, thanks for letting me quilt along!!
oh, these are my april, may, and june months up until june 24th. i am all caught up with a couple days to spare!!
Be sure you load a photo of your calendar quilt (or other project) that you are 'ketching up' on.....
don't miss out!
19 June 2009
17 June 2009
15 June 2009
12 June 2009
09 June 2009
08 June 2009
Also sign up for my new newsletter if you didn't get one yesterday... link on the blog!
PLUS ... Rachel and I are talking about a 'Catch Up' weekend... more on that soon!!!
06 June 2009
05 June 2009
I was just hoping for a "time gets away from me" quotation, but I'll go with the banana reference.
Here, in all it's glory, is my APRIL block, finished in various shades of... (wait for it!!)
banana. (I am so easily entertained!)
This block/month is the same length as my January block (36"). It's a little bit narrower, but I won't hold that against me.
Detail from the Ellie's Quiltplace Country Calendar BOM.
I am now officially JUST one complete month behind on this and any other BOM that I am doing this year. I'm calling that half full!