07 February 2009

JANUARY


It has been a lot of fun working on my calendar quilt. January has been done for about a week but didn't get around to posting. I'm not sure you can see the whole month, especially the beginning. I'm not real experienced with a camera. I think the next time I will hang it up instead of laying it on the table before taking pictures. I am choosing my fabrics according to what is going on that day. If it snows I used snow fabric, white or blue with snowflakes. For birthdays I used the birthday person's favorite color. I used Christmas fabric up until January 8th cause technically we are still celebrating. When my older daughter was young she always wanted the tree left up till her birthday on the 8th, something we still do today. The Steeler fabrics are the last two games that sent us to the Super Bowl. I also wrote the other team's name and the final score on the fabric. I had originally planned on using my computer for writing on the fabric, which is how I usually make my labels, however, after giving it much thought I realized that if my mom had made me a quilt like this I would be extremely disappointed if she didn't put her own hand writing on it. As you can see in the first picture, I have January done for all four quilts. They are almost exactly the same, just minor differences due to adjustments. I haven't sewn down the appliques yet, that will be done when I decide how I'm setting the whole quilt together. I hope you are all having as much fun as I am working on your quilts.
Happy Quilting,
Della

7 comments:

rachel griffith said...

i LOVE them!!!
{all of it except the steelers part. go browns!!!}
:D

Miss Nancy said...

Very Creative!

Dragon's Dolphin said...

You are the ambitious one--doing 4 quilts alike at once! And I thought I was being ambitious! You put me to shame! I love the way it looks. I know my mom would have always done her own handwriting and hand embroidered it--I on the other hand--hate to hand embroider! So I'm taking the "easy" way out and using the machine. Yours looks great! Can't wait to see what you do for February!
~Shelly~

pegsplace said...

Wow! You certainly are taking this project to a challenging level! I really like all your personal imput! That is what journalling is about! I look forward to seeing February! Love the football fabric!
Go Girl Go!

Carrie P. said...

I love it. We can see you are a big fan of the steelers. Love the snowman.

MYRA said...

Awesome thought and ideas you've put into your's! And making 4 of them yet! Wow! Good for you! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Deanna said...

love the blocks!!

your making four!!??

lots of work!