Perpetual Calendar- one photo-

FlamingO in ARMarch 8, 2013

I'm in a swap group where we make 3.5" bitty blocks every month in different themes and after collecting several hundreds of them, I decided to make myself a perpetual calendar with changeable banners for each month, using 5 different bitty blocks for each month (and a birthday banner for those occasions.) So I committed 65 bitties to this project, a mere drop in my bucket. :)

I just finished it, it's my own pattern, and thought you might like to see it. I used twill tape to make the little pockets for the daily tags and doubled Warm and White for the batting for the main piece, to give it stability and thickness.

If you click on the photo, it'll show you some links underneath that photo and you can click on those links to see each month in its entirety.

I hope you like it! I've hung it in the office just behind where I sit at the computer and I'm enjoying it a lot. It'll be fun to switch it up every month.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
grammyp

Oh, my goodness. You are so very creative. I love the idea and may have to steal it. Thanks so much for sharing.

beverly

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 10:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tuppermom

Beautiful job and so creative.
TFS

Maryv

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 10:12AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
day2day

I agree...you're very creative and this is such a great idea.
TFS.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 10:27AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
toolgranny

Love it. I can see PP in my future.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 10:34AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

WOW!!! I love those itty bitty blocks!!!

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 11:13AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jennifer_in_va

Sharon, that's what I was going to say! LOVE those bitty blocks!

What a great use for (some of) them!

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 12:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
littlehelen_gw

Awesome...love the concept and the look! Well Done
V.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 1:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
quilteramy

That is sooo cute ! Nice Job

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 1:47PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
quiltnhen

Really cute and so beautifully made. Each little block is a mini masterpiece. Looks like there's a pattern making business in there somewhere ;-)

Don't think I'd ever finish, but it sure must be fun following it every day.

LindaB/CA

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 1:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nanajayne

Very clever, a fun project and would make a great gift. Yours is lovely. TFS

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 2:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
donna_loomis

That is just beautiful! Good job!

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 2:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
FlamingO in AR

Thanks so much, everyone. I honestly couldn't have done this without all the contributions from the other people in the swap. And it was so much fun going thru all the blocks and finding just the right ones for each month. I had 2 friends help me and we stayed up til about 2 in the morning (we were having a get-together at one friend's house and spending the night) going thru them and it was just so much fun.

I was just upstairs sorting my bitties and putting about half of them into a large photo album. I used 40 sheets that hold 12 each and it's too many for one big binder, I'm going to need at least 2 more binders and 40 more sheets, oy. And that's just to do the ones I have now, I get more every month. :)

Yes, it's addicting! You all ought to start swapping little blocks here every month! Get 12 people to agree to be in a swap and then you each make 12 and mail 11 away and get 11 in the mail, then you have 12 assorted blocks done in different styles and with different fabrics, it's great fun.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 5:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
minnie_tx

great job

be grateful that you have good friends with like interests !!!

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 5:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
itsmesuzq

Amazing!! Susan you are so dang talented; its nice to see you posting here too.

Susan

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 11:02AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jaceysgranny

Love this! I agree with others, you are very creative. I wish I had that much skill and patience.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 5:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
polardreams

So cute and clever! I really like your idea of making a calendar with your blocks - I can't even imagine making something so tiny.

Nicely done.
Sue

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 6:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
FlamingO in AR

Thank you all very much, I appreciate the encouragement and compliments. I've always liked little things, so bitty blocks are just right up my alley! I was glad to come up with an idea to use some of them for something useful. Now I want to make something else, but I need to think of an idea, first. That's what I do when I'm lying in bed not sleeping.... one of these nights, I'll think of something! I just hope I can remember what it is when I wake up! LOLOLOL

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 3:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
fran1523

To think I almost didn't click on this post and almost missed it. That is incredible. I love it...so creative and interesting.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 3:51PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Fun idea, but need help.
I am an occasional, novice, quilter and am making a...
beteacher
March 2015 Quilting/Sewing Goals
Our March came in like a lamb. How about where you...
geezerfolks_SharonG_FL
2015 Lotto Blocks
Finished Feb. Lotto block and want to get started on...
ibquiltn4fun
The Zelda Quilt-Along
We launched Zelda: The Quilt-Along on my blog yesterday....
lindaoh_gw
how large is your design wall?
I was just wondering how large everyones design wall...
redpenny
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™