I am going to call it a calendar, but it really isn't.
It's a block of the month, but it really isn't a block.
Our guild is offering a monthly pattern for the calendar/BOM and the first part is the background "quilt". I am doing it mostly in homespuns, but my stash is made up of fat quarters or smaller.
So my friend Sandy over at http://sewthisismyblog.blogspot.com/ sent me her "beloved" stash of homespuns (actually I can't imagine her using homespuns, so don't know how that happened) and I ordered some larger pieces on line. I couldn't really get started without the extra pieces, so lo and behold, they both showed up yesterday while I was watching my little guy, Cole.
He was my helper and wanted to sew with me, so first we opened the packages and this is what I got from Sandy.
and this was my order.
So I started cutting and laying out the first quilt (each month is its own little quilt).
Then sewn together.
Unusual, huh? Well this is the base quilt "top" and the lighter section is where little quilts will hang that represent each month.
Next step is fusing the hearts and letters down the side in either the family name or "welcome".
This is the little quilt for October that is all stitched and ready to quilt.
This shows the "welcome" added to the background quilt. (both are just flimsys here)
I still have a lot of work to do on the background quilt. Machine applique the hearts and the letters, layer the quilt and quilt it, then bind it. But as you can see above the little quilt is a little farther along.
I have to have both of these 100% done before I can get next month's patterns and I believe we will be getting two ....a snowman and a santa.
If you have the fabric, it makes getting things done a lot easier, so I am hoping to have these both done in plenty of time.
I'll post pictures of the two completed quilts hopefully very soon.