For the past several months I have been working on the Kimberly Schaeffer's calendar quilts.
I love making these but I have to admit that the mini quilt wall hangings shown in the book, while cute are to me a bit boring. So when I go to work on the next months mini quilt the first thing I think of is how am I going to change it. Making these quilts has now become all about the change for me.
It started with the June quilt, which was cute but I really didn't like the ants.
So I decided to have a little fun with it and made mind a tribute to the Eric Carle's children's book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" with an orange, lollipop, ice cream, a leaf, a cupcake and of course the Caterpillar. I also use a small red gingham print for the squares to look like a picnic.
When I worked on September I at first was a little stumped on how I would change it
Here's the design from the book
Inspiration hit and I added some squares of chalkboard fabric and I created notebook paper out of muslin for the background.
Here is how is how mine came out
Here's a closer look at some of the squares
and for a back I found this cute school fabric.
I am working on October now, and I can't wait to share the changes I made to that pattern too.
Thanks for stopping by. As always comments are welcome, so feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think.