Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What's new at The Loft - Episode 117

It's all about the change

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.