The finished size of each quilt is about 17" x 19".
You will need
For this quilt, we used:
For the July quilt, we used
For the August quilt, we used
Cutting for 1 Calendar Quilt:
Out of pale fabric, cut a piece measuring 10 1/2" x 12 1/2" for the central part;
Out of the fabric for the first border, cut
Sewing the Corner Blocks:
Note: seam allowance is 1/4", press each seam after you make it.
To sew half-triangle squares, position the 1 7/8" x 1 7/8" squares in pairs, each pair with 2 different fabrics, face to face. You'll get 8 pairs.
With a pencil, draw a diagonal across the top square. Stitch 1/4" from the pencil line on both sides.
Cut along the line. Open the new squares. Press the seam towards the darker color. Trim the "ears". Repeat for all the pairs. You should get 18 two-color squares, measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".
Out of each 4 half-triangle squares sew 4 blocks:
Assembly of the Top:
Sew the 1" x 12 1/2" strips (first border) to the left and right edges of the central piece,
Sew the 1" x 1" squares to the ends of the 1" x 10 1/2" strips. Press the seams.
Sew the strips to the upper and lower edges of the central part.
Sew the second border, strips measuring 3 1/2" x 13 1/2", to the left and right edges of the working piece.
Sew the corner blocks to the ends of the 3 1/2" x 11 1/2" strips.
Sew the borders with corners to the upper and lower edges of the central part.
Spread the quilt top over the piece of polyester craft felt. Press with your hands. The felt will cling to the fabric. Hoop the central part.
Upload the file of June, July or August into your machine and embroider it.
Quilting and Finishing:
Now place the backing on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread your working piece over it.
Pin all three layers together with 1" pins and start quilting. We quilted in a freemotion style, with matching threads, each part of the quilt - around the embroidery, the first and the second borders.
After the quilting is finished, press the work with heavy steam and square the work -- all corners should be 90 degrees and opposite sides should be of the same length.
Finish the raw edges with the binding.