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    suggestions please for small monthly wall hangings

    I'm designing a series of small monthly wall hangings. They'll be about 10 x 20. So far I have hearts for February, kites for March and umbrellas for April. I'll do some sort of flowers for May, pencils for September and I think I'll do candy corn for October. I'm not sure yet about November and I think I'll do fancy ornaments for December and probably a snowman for January. The months I'm having the most trouble thinking of ideas for are June, July and August.

    I'm thinking about "A Year in Scraps" for the name of the series.

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    For June, you might want to do something about brides, as there are so many that get married in June. Also, kids getting out of school, going on vacation. For July, maybe do something about the 4th, fireworks, etc. August has me stumped, maybe someone else has an idea.

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    Assuming that this is a project that you are doing for yourself, not to sell commercially, take a look at the descriptions for the following books that follow a calendar theme: Kim Schafer's "Calendar Quilts," "A Year in the Life of Sunbonnet Sue," by Christine Porter and Darra Williamson and "Art to Heart - Count On It." Have fun!

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    For Aug. what about the "Dog Days of Summer" ?
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    I am doing wallhangings for every month, but I bought a book. For June it has watermelon with ants walking away with bits of it. July has a flower pot with stems and instead of flowers it has stars! Looks cute. August has a bee hive with two flowers beside it and bees around it. And November has a turkey with leaves falling around it. Hope this helps.
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    Great idea ... and I like your "Year in Scraps" name!

    June ... is Dairy Month! So how about a cow!
    July ... For Americans, wouldn't you do RW+B for the 4th of July? ... or if you didn't want that, perhaps at the beach?
    August ... corn on the cob
    November ... American Thanksgiving, so a Turkey; In Canada, poppies for Remembrance Day (not sure about USA?)
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    August sounds like picnics to me, or a large sunflower
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    How about a boat on a lake for August? We always spend part of August at the lake.
    I'd rather be at the lake

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    Anymore, August is "back to school!" for the kiddoes...
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    August makes me think of a beach with a bucket and shovel...

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    For July...fireworks would be my fav. August...BBQ, picnic table, hammock, swings.
    pls show us what you design in the end!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
    Assuming that this is a project that you are doing for yourself, not to sell commercially, take a look at the descriptions for the following books that follow a calendar theme: Kim Schafer's "Calendar Quilts," "A Year in the Life of Sunbonnet Sue," by Christine Porter and Darra Williamson and "Art to Heart - Count On It." Have fun!
    As Groucho said above, if it is for yourself only, I also did "A Year in Stitches" from connectingthreads.com...they are 12" squares, one themed for each month that attach to a quilted wall holder. The pattern for the wall holder was free, the blocks patterns were .99 cents each. Here is a link to the site:
    http://quiltwithus.connectingthreads...yearinstitches
    Maybe will give you some ideas...
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    June maybe beach theme because its vacation time , august I think hot like ice cream and juicy watermelon, pool time

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    July most certainly should have a Patriotic theme! I so appreciate freedom!

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    I have a calandar quilt, and August has a beach scene with flip flops, a blanket, beach ball and a kite flying.
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    I think it is a matter of what you, or those around you, do in August. Around here, we have the county fair, with a quilt show, mule races, competitions for canned goods and fresh produce, and 4H auctions in August. Corn, melons etc. are being picked. Fishing and swimming are big. The sun is very hot. For me, growing up, it was a time for camping.

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    I love the idea of a water type vacation, beach. lake, flip flops, boats.... for June or August. Definitely patriotic for July.

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    August could be sunflowers...July something patriotic...and June maybe geraniums?? Good luck!

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    I'm slowly working on June...A Year in the Life of Sun Bonnet Sue. Sue is on a quilting cruise in June. I posted in another thread...first time doing machine applique and I am LOVING it. July...definitely patriotic and August, at least for me...always means vacation at the beach. When you vacation in NJ, DE or MD it's best to wait till August to swim in the ocean...it's finally warm enough for me. LOL

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    Before I retired I was an activity director and had to do a monthly calendar. While reading your thread i made a bet that Aug. would stump you. It always did me. Every other month has a holiday/celebration of some sort. Aug. is always hot and humid so I went with something to do with boating/picnic/beach. Good Luck with your calendar.
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    August reminds me of the beach with a beach umbrella amd a sand pail.

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