Early last week we were chatting about our goals and plans for the new year when I mentioned that this year I have finished at least one quilt each month. There was a little pause and then Kevin said, teasing at first, "well, sounds like you should make a calendar!" I'm sure I laughed and then I thought of the blog readers & friends of mine who had suggested this too, and I remembered seeing that one of my favorite bloggers, Julie Williams of Little Cotton Rabbits had made a calender that was super cute and well done. So, why not? Besides all the quilt finishing, I definitely put an extra effort into taking special photos of each of my quilt finishes this year, a calender was beginning to seem like a great way to celebrate my hard work! A couple days passed, the calendar was beginning to slip away on my to-do list, and then I received a surprise & very sweet email from Jayme, who had just read my Making Rows Quilt blog post, struck up a conversation about shooting in snow, and offered to brighten my photos for me since she's a professional photographer. Of course I said, Sure! And the difference was very noticeable, she did a beautiful job, quickly!
I mentioned to her this calendar idea of mine, she was so encouraging and offered to help, and by late evening a calendar was finished!
Matching up a quilt with each month was both the most fun and challenging part! Of course I had to make a few cuts and even forgot about some of my finished quilts altogether! Now that's a sign you've been busy!!
Inside the calender, you'll find --
: : January : :
: : February : :
: : March : :
: : April : :
: : May : :
: : June : :
: : July : :
: : August : :
: : September : :
: : October : :
: : November : :
: : December : :
Posting my first calendar on my Facebook page and now here makes me feel a little nervous inside, but excited too! And more than anything just so incredibly grateful! For this space, for all of you who I get to share with, for the sweet & generous people like Jayme who I've met through it. It couldn't be more wonderful!!
If you happen to be interested in my calendar -- they are 12 pages, they measure 12" x 16.5", are printed on high quality satin art paper, and are finished with a durable, white wire binding and hanger! You can find all the details right here! I'm so happy to have made these to gift to family & friends and to offer here for those of you who might like one, too!!
Now I have to ask...which month/quilt is your favorite? Feedback like this is exactly what I'd love to read heading into a new year of quilting!
Thank you for joining me here and for supporting my work the way you do! ♥ Maureen