Monday, June 22, 2015

2016 Wall Calendar of Quilt Blocks Has Arrived!

I'm so excited. The newest of my calendars has arrived and I received my author shipment a few days ago. I've been creating these calendars since 2006, but I am still thrilled to get one right off the presses.
2016 Wall Calendar of Quilt Blocks
This calendar is different in that there are no patterns (GASP!) Just a picture of a quilt block every single day for all of 2016. I plan on sharing what I've termed "Blocks of the Moment" as often as I can. That means that I will be sharing the PATTERNS for some of these blocks as we head into the Summer and Fall. I want you to go looking for it! Ask your local quilt shop to carry it (I just arranged with Checker Distributors to carry it).

What patterns do I have in mind? How about one of the Laurel Wreath birds?
Laurel Wreath blocks are 12" x 12"
Or perhaps a Hawaiian applique block, 14" square (with full size template)?

14" Hawaiian Applique Block

And one of my favorites - LOVE Letters. I've already made a small wall hanging with those letters I made back in February. Do you remember these?

LOVE Letters
I used these glorious Benartex red fabrics and made the banner using my pattern from the 2007 calendar. Do you see those cute little bugs at the top? I use them in the block sashing and so I call the block LOVE Bugs. Can't wait to show it to you (and give you the FREE pattern).

Selection of red fabrics from Benartex

Here is the block pattern I used:


Stay tuned. The LOVE banner will be first and will be soon! That's all I'm saying.

4 comments:

  1. How exciting. I'll start looking for the calendar at shops during the Row by Row Shop Hop. Thanks for sharing blocks of the moment - that will be a nice surprise.

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  2. How exciting. I'll start looking for the calendar at shops during the Row by Row Shop Hop. Thanks for sharing blocks of the moment - that will be a nice surprise.

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  3. I've been collecting these calendars for several years now and have loved them all. Will there still be cutting instructions for the block each day, or will there just be a picture of the block on one side and a blank sheet on the other?

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  4. I never thought of a quilting wall calendar. How could I have not noticied???? I will get this one to remind me to quilt as much as possible! Thanks for sharing your love of quilts. I love your pattern. LOVE is one I am definitely doing!! Can't wait to take your classes again in my area.

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