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Join us for our 2011 Block of the Month! We're making a Calendar Keeper wall hanging along with a detachable decorative block for each month.

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Here's how it works...

We'll be making a Calendar Keeper wall hanging and a decorative removable block for each month (12 blocks total). The first Tuesday of each month we'll put up a new 99 cent PDF download of the monthly block design. You'll be making blocks one month ahead, so you have all month to sew, and then the next month you get to enjoy it! Tuesday, February 1 the first download was made available--it was the March block pattern.
You'll want a 12 inch calendar to fit in the Calendar Keeper pocket. The top of the calendar will be folded in the pocket out of sight, so it's perfect for those free business calendars.
Two Connecting Threads staffers will be sewing along with you and posting photos. Teri is making a traditional/country version, and Sue will be sewing a bright/modern version. Now's the time to start thinking about what kind of calendar you want to make. The patterns will work with any style, and they will be designed to use small scraps from your stash. (Of course, we'll also let you know what we used.)
The block patterns will use many different techniques, from applique to basic piecing to paper piecing. Quilters of all skill levels are encouraged! We hope you join us for what should be a fun and stash-busting block of the month.
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pics

Started by mary humme. Last reply by Connie/KS Sep 19, 2011. 153 Replies

Are we going to post pics of the blocks we do?  It might inspire others to join!Note from Administrator:If you would like to have your image included in the slideshow, please include the tag"a year…Continue

September Block

Started by Susan Terpin. Last reply by Sandy B /AUS Aug 2, 2011. 9 Replies

Yay! Here it is! There's a little reverse applique and a couple of easy friendship stars. Have a look at both mine and Teri's, then jump in and make your own...Enjoy. You can download it…Continue

June Block Pattern

Started by CT Admin. Last reply by Sharon May 4, 2011. 9 Replies

It's that time again! Deborah is back for June's pattern, and she's really outdone herself this time! Those birds are just so adorable, and we love the 3D flowers too. Everything looks so colorful…Continue

Tags: pattern, block, june

March Block Pattern!

Started by CT Admin. Last reply by Connie/KS May 1, 2011. 49 Replies

The March block is available for download now! It's a really cute…Continue

Tags: daffodil, block, march

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Comment by Traci on January 3, 2011 at 2:04pm
Sounds like fun!  Can't wait!
Comment by Laraine/WA on January 3, 2011 at 1:57pm
It sounds like it will be fun!
 

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