Monday, June 13, 2011
I've been taking time to finish up some projects before starting others. Let me tell you: resisting the urge to start something is not my strong suit. On Sunday, all I could think about was making a quilt of sawtooth stars. Still, it's been satisfying to cross things off of my to-do list.
First up, a button calendar made from a pattern in Rashida Coleman-Hale's I Love Patchwork. The calendar is for a friend of mine. I'm not sure it won't be too long before I make one for me (and my sister. and my mom. and anyone else looking for an adorable calendar.).
Nearly half done, I realized that I'd actually made mine closer to the book version than I intended. I guess I couldn't help but love the yellow + natural colour combination Rashida uses in her own calendar. Truly, it's one of my favourites combos (yellow + anything is tops in my books).
I made only one small adjustment: instead of a using a grommet, I used ribbon to make two hangers at the top. Grommets scare me a little, and using the ribbons felt like my friend might be able to hang it a little easier. Because I couldn't find linen twill tape, I used scraps of fabric fused to canvas; to keep them from fraying, I trimmed around the edges with pinking shears. To keep extra buttons and months from getting lost when they aren't being used, I made a cute zippered pouch to match.