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    Quote Originally Posted by cheryl rearick
    n2scraplvr:, This is so very beautiful. I so appreciate you doing this for (Children's Heart Disease CHD) Foundation. This as you know is a new foundation getting on it's feet. It will help parents have food while staying with their very sick child in another town. One would think all would just have money for food, it does not usually work that way. So very sad. I am blessed you have chosen to be a part of making this a reality... Not many trust new foundations. WE so thank you very very much. http://www.samuelserenashope.com/
    I am only one person here quilting, Some have so graciously sent materials and some baby quilts, along with runners, your wall hanging will blend in so beautifully. For those who sent material, I may not be able to post a made quilt this round, but there will be other auctions and sales throught the year and I will be kept busy using all that was given from their hearts. WE really are blessed.
    n2- I hug you from my heart. praise the Lord for your kindness. ((((hugs)))
    Bless you my friend!! All of us appreciate what you're doing for your daughter's foundation -- a great cause, btw!! Well, Cheryl, you know me, I just couldn't rest until I put the finishing touches on this little mini! Here are some more pics of what I'm doing in following through on my original plan of using the hearts and arrows as a banner. At the same time, the banner really gives credence to the year the art work was done. I feel so much better now in completing what I really wanted to do with this mini. Praise the Lord -- all glory to Him!! I allow Him to use me for His purposes! I believe this will help bring better funds for the purposes to be met. We hope so anyway. The last pic will just be a tentative example of how I intend to finish it. Hope others are inspired by this. Thank you so much for your sweet disposition and charming ways and sweet compliments! Friends for life, n2.

    am using a pair of old earrings that make the perfect chain to anchor my banner
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    am getting there. the earrings are pushed into the fab and the backs hold it in place.haha. They make the perfect chain I thought, however, the main rod will still be used to hold the bulk of the mini. Next I'll be trimming the banner with matching binding!
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    cutting it apart. Had to cut into the name a little bit, but still may use the name as a ready made label for the backside (minus the missing tops)
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    Very clever use of the past.
    I love your idea. It came out great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGrammie
    Very clever use of the past.
    I love your idea. It came out great.
    Thank you, GGrammie! Your baby is adorable!!! Love that pic!!!

    :-D :-D ;-)

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    That is a very green idea, very nice work and creative too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2scraplvr
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    Quote Originally Posted by n2scraplvr
    Thanks everybody!! Thank you, QuiltE, for that great idea of the calendar on the back! I loved the rust calico I chose for the back to coordinate color scheme with the front. I thought of using the 'hearts and arrows with the year' at the bottom to use as mini holder for the top! It would've been the right touch! But anyway, here's a pic of the back:
    It'll be fun to see the numbers show up in another quilt and how you will use them. I wonder when the same days of months repeat? Could be something fun for that year! :)

    Great idea that you had ... and now we'll all be looking around for our collector tea towels that we stashed because we didn't know what to do with them!! :)
    In answer to your question when the years repeat, I think it's every 11 years it changes so this calendar will be good to use in 2014. I looked up the year '75 to find it. Here's the link:

    http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/...ry=1&year=1975

    I always thought that the calendar changed every 11 years but according to this site, it's 38 years. Well, 2011's calendar will be the same in 2022 so that's 11 years. Anyway, it will be lots of fun using these old numbers in a quilt. I think they will blend perfectly with all those selvage edges I've been saving, mixed in 'week by week,' haha. (one week on one selvage, another week with another selvage). Yes, it's time ladies to dig thru our oldies and put them to good use! What good are they doing laying in the moth balls? I just can't wait to use all the numbers in something! I know you all will have fun digging through the old linens to add new life to and the sequined calendars would be beautiful as blocks! Can't wait to see what everyone does with them! I just finished looking at your 3 quilts real quick and they are just adorable! Those sheep are so cute and love all 3, especially your avatar! Thank you sooo much, QuiltE!! You have great ideas!!

    :-D :-D :-D
    What you can do is cut the NAME of the month apart from the days and weeks. Now you have 12 names and 12 patterns of days and weeks
    Look at a new calender to get the days right.
    Take January and put a set of weeks that has the same starting day as this year's does, with it.
    The same for February, and so on - but be careful because February has an extra day every four years
    Match up March and all the rest.
    Now you have a calender you can use now!

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    I collect all the fabric calendars I can find. I quilt them and make wall toppers for gifts... Anniversaries, birthdays, whatever. I always make sure the proper date is highlighted with a red heart. ppl seem to fall in love all over again and start talking about... "remember when we..." Wish they were still distributed. Have seriously been thinking about making my own fabric calendar(s) as gifts. This would be especially when a new baby arrives. Above the numbers, a picture of the parents holding the newborn would be a treasure for decades to come.....

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    I collect all the fabric calendars I can find. I quilt them and make wall toppers for gifts... Anniversaries, birthdays, whatever. I always make sure the proper date is highlighted with a red heart. ppl seem to fall in love all over again and start talking about... "remember when we..." Wish they were still distributed. Have seriously been thinking about making my own fabric calendar(s) as gifts. This would be especially when a new baby arrives. Above the numbers, a picture of the parents holding the newborn would be a treasure for decades to come.....
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    Kids skating with the Dog ... Hand stitched by Barbara Frame-Love 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinklady
    Cute idea. I had many of these towels that I stored away and just last year I made a king size quilt using mine. Some were different sizes, so I had to cut some but, it started with 1987 through 2010. It is very different, but has a special meaning, because these were gifts from family members.
    That is so nice!! What a nice heirloom with special meaning from family members' gifts! How beautiful of you to do that! I know it sure will be cherished and passed down in the family. Well, this same aunt had a tradition of giving us these every year along with fruitcakes (which none of us liked -haha) so I'm sure I'll find lots more of these stashed away in my DM's estate. Looking forward to turning them into something nice and bringing them from the closets to out in the open.

    :D :D :D ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbiSue
    Kids skating with the Dog ... Hand stitched by Barbara Frame-Love 2011
    Wow! They are great! Were they all originally from a calendar to begin with? Winnie the Pooh is great and the Kids Skating with the Dog reminds me of a Normal Rockwell illustration, the Xmas. one is super too! Thank you so much, BobbiSue, for sharing with all of us your beautiful quilted calendar toppers! They sure do inspire conversations from an earlier era. You have a great idea and are on to something good with making your own calendars ~~ especially for the parents having newborns! They would love that! My brother had his own business doing silk screen printing so I was thinking that would be the route to go for the calendars! Best of luck in your pursuit of that business venture if you do it! It could be a very successful business!

    :D :D ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpthequilter
    Quote Originally Posted by n2scraplvr
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Quote Originally Posted by n2scraplvr
    Thanks everybody!! Thank you, QuiltE, for that great idea of the calendar on the back! I loved the rust calico I chose for the back to coordinate color scheme with the front. I thought of using the 'hearts and arrows with the year' at the bottom to use as mini holder for the top! It would've been the right touch! But anyway, here's a pic of the back:
    It'll be fun to see the numbers show up in another quilt and how you will use them. I wonder when the same days of months repeat? Could be something fun for that year! :)

    Great idea that you had ... and now we'll all be looking around for our collector tea towels that we stashed because we didn't know what to do with them!! :)
    In answer to your question when the years repeat, I think it's every 11 years it changes so this calendar will be good to use in 2014. I looked up the year '75 to find it. Here's the link:

    http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/...ry=1&year=1975

    I always thought that the calendar changed every 11 years but according to this site, it's 38 years. Well, 2011's calendar will be the same in 2022 so that's 11 years. Anyway, it will be lots of fun using these old numbers in a quilt. I think they will blend perfectly with all those selvage edges I've been saving, mixed in 'week by week,' haha. (one week on one selvage, another week with another selvage). Yes, it's time ladies to dig thru our oldies and put them to good use! What good are they doing laying in the moth balls? I just can't wait to use all the numbers in something! I know you all will have fun digging through the old linens to add new life to and the sequined calendars would be beautiful as blocks! Can't wait to see what everyone does with them! I just finished looking at your 3 quilts real quick and they are just adorable! Those sheep are so cute and love all 3, especially your avatar! Thank you sooo much, QuiltE!! You have great ideas!!

    :-D :-D :-D
    What you can do is cut the NAME of the month apart from the days and weeks. Now you have 12 names and 12 patterns of days and weeks
    Look at a new calender to get the days right.
    Take January and put a set of weeks that has the same starting day as this year's does, with it.
    The same for February, and so on - but be careful because February has an extra day every four years
    Match up March and all the rest.
    Now you have a calender you can use now!
    You have a good idea, jpthequilter! The only problem is that the words 'January' and 'February' are already contained in the mini. If you notice in the first pic on pg. 1, I show where I cut it apart so I would have 1/4" allowance. But the days of Jan. and Feb. I could still use! haha. If I hold onto the calendar, in 3 years, it will be a repeat of the same days and weeks in 2014 as it was in 1975. I want to use the numbers on house blocks, in with selvages, and thirdly, in with scrap quilts so there's lots of plans in the work. It's just getting at them, lol, that's the key! I could always do like you said and make it a 'perpetual' calendar that I could use every year, but I would have to cut apart the days of the weeks into single digits, lol, in order to move them around to be perpetual. Oh, what fun and lots of ideas! Thank you so much for your great idea!

    :-D :-D ;) ;)

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    Great quilt.

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    Thank you, Grandma Peg! ;-) :D :D :D

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    Here's an update with this little mini after getting matching binding on the banner, ;)

    next it got a coat of fabric stiffener! We want it to look tough!
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    it's hanging out to dry for the next 24 hrs. We'll see tomorrow if it's stiff enough!
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    What a cute litle quilt hanging!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseOfsharon
    What a cute litle quilt hanging!
    haha! It looks cute all by itself!! It even has the artist's name already on it!! Have some more pics I have to show ya!

    :D :D

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    How cute is that!

    I have a lot of cloth calendars that my Mom and I collected that I want to do a quilt of someday.

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    Well, gang, the stiffener did the job perfectly! I'm so pleased with the stability of it now. If you notice in the pic of it hanging out to dry, on the left side, a little of the muslin is showing :oops: so I had to get my acrylic paints out to match the fab and it worked well too. You probably wouldn't have noticed it if I hadn't told you!

    Also, I want to show a pic of the back of the banner and what I did BEFORE I stiffened the fab yesterday! Good thing too! lol ;)

    already stiff enough! needs no further coats!
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    diet soda tab top worked perfect for a little hanger! (this is what I sewed on before I stiffened it! haha!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by skydiver70
    How cute is that!

    I have a lot of cloth calendars that my Mom and I collected that I want to do a quilt of someday.
    OMG! That would be great!! Oh, we can't wait to see it done! Thanks skydiver70 and be sure and post pics when you get started or get done!

    ;) ;) :D

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    Here's some more of the progress.

    and then here it is in the final stage of painting
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    this is when it had its first layer of yellow paint along the margin
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    I'm trying it out by laying the nameplate on the calendar. You remember I had to cut into the letters before for a 1/4" seam allowance so now I need to add some margin back in.
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    more steps:

    cutting the ends off
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    looks better this way
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    trying it both ways. also, you'll notice I'm including the band of fabric from the original to go with the nameplate to give it authenticity. This shows the nameplate was originally part of the front at one time!
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    Next I'm sewing the ends on,

    binding is sewn on
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    sewing right along the serged edge
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    and more steps...

    gluing between the layers
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    all glued
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    pinning the back down
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    ta da! but still not finished yet...
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    still more to come on the label!
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    Such creativity! You are clever!

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    What a great job - love it.

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