Mystery Block of the Month Calendar

It’s always a challenge knowing which calendar to buy for the new year. Why not make your own that you can use every year?

The calendar measures 22 inches wide by 38 inches long. Each month you will create a new 16 inch square block that is the top “picture” part of the calendar for the next month. That means you will get the pattern on the first day of each month, and if you don’t complete the block within that month, you won’t have a new picture for the next month!

This B.O.M. begins October 1st, 2009 to prepare your calendar to be used January 1, 2010.

Here is the schedule:
October 1st: Preparing the numbers: 1, 2, 3 to 31
November 1st: Preparing the base
December 1st: January block
January 1st: February block
February 1st: March block
March 1st: April block
April 1st etc. through November 1st.

NOTE: Numbers are made in such a way as to be able to move around the bottom calendar grid as needed, thus enabling you to use the calendar forever (if you live that long).

Each person who participates will be listed on the side of my blog with a link to their blog. It is hoped that each month you will post a photo of your new calendar for the whole world to see! So… are you in?

If you want to participate in this “Mystery Mosey Thru the Year B.O.M. Calendar,” please leave a comment below this post with your first name and blog address. Watch for your beginning directions on October 1st.

For October’s task you will need one yard of 100% cotton in a solid color and 1/3 yard medium weight fusable pellon, and a contrasting color thread for the embroidery. You will be hand or machine embroidering the numbers for your calendar in October.)