Friday, December 11, 2015


Both my pal Julie and I made calendars of our quilts from Vistaprint.

We sent each other one of ours.

It's so cool that you can add birthdays and anniversaries and special days to these.

 Julie added Millie's Gotcha Day to her calendar! Which is funny, because I did to!

 I enjoyed matching the photo of the quilt to the dates in the month.  My son's birthday is in April so I used his Sunshine quilt. This photo, while not of the finished quilt, is one of my favorite photos of the quilt.

I'm so glad Julie got me into taking beauty shots of my quilts. They really look great on the calendars. The Blue Deco quilt is so perfect for June!

You can change the fonts and arrangements of the pictures on the calendars. I used one photo per month, but Julie used more than one photo in many of her pages. Both options look terrific.

I always learn things from Julie. In this photo she's cropped the quilt and shown a small portion of it. It's a simple thing, but it really works.

I still can't get over how amazing this crazy modern quilt looks out in the woods.

This calendar was such a great idea and I will definitely make more in the future. I am sure Millie will be angling for a calendar full of pictures of HER. 


Mary Ellen said...

The calendars really look sharp. Very professional. What a great idea.

Megan said...

Your calendar looks fabulous Lynne. Well done!

I'm familiar with the service as my step-son and daughter-in-law create one every year for us using photographs of our grandson. The only problem is that our grandson doesn't like having his photograph taken and has learned to pull silly faces. We have six years' worth of mainly silly looking photos! LOL

The quality of the calendars makes them a really good keepsake - so I'm sure that you'll keep yours and refer to it often in the future, even though you've also got the pics on your phone/iPad or whatever. Sometimes it's nice to be able to pass around a well-published photograph that people can hold in their hand - and even if you're only showing them a photo for one month, I'm sure you'll find that they naturally turn all the pages of the calendar over one by one to admire them all.

Sydney, Australia

Quiltdivajulie said...

I can't wait for my copy of your calendar to arrive . . .

Pat said...

These calendars are really a lot of fun. When I was still doing agility with my dog I had a calendar made from the photos I had of him 'in action'. It was a lot of fun to have hanging on the wall for a year and made a great keepsake for after. I wouldn't blame Millie for wanting her own. :D

Judy in Michigan said...

Love it!! Will start collecting/taking pictures for 2017...or why not a February calendar - no sense waiting!!! Thanks to you and Julie!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Nice! Great idea!! You two are so smart; thanks for sharing~ I love this idea!

Quilter Kathy said...

OMG I love this idea!
So creative and gorgeous!

Jackie said...

What a great idea and such a nice way to log your beautiful quilts.