Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Quilted Calender!

This month, my good friend Shilpa of Lulupu has challenged us to make calenders . Just last week I had created a masculine calendar and I was not upto it really.
I had decided that it was going to be "feminine" this time and definitely NOT vintage cos I had exhausted my creative zeal for making vintage now!
I wanted to gift a very special friend of mine, who is a passionate Quilter and who generously taught me the craft too. She has made some lovely quilts for me and getting inspiration form those "Quilts", decided to make a calendar with a quilted background!

 The top panel of the calendar, has the haberdashery embossed card as the focal point, perfect for a quilter with all required ingredients on it. I was so exited to use this new folder!
Than I took out all the scrap PP's that I had and started making a paper quilt!

I hope you can see the details in the embossing, the scissors, buttons, pins and not to miss the cute little thimble!

Voila...the panel was ready with some lovely prints and pleasing colors and so I decided to give it the Shabby, country look with my favourite, corrugated cardboard, ripped in places and gessoed!

This white Bg actually highlighted the panel and then I decided to make the lower panel with the same theme. I thought a calendar is incomplete without some sticky notes by its side, so added the post it also there.

It was now time for my favourite part of crafting...embellishments! I had made a few floral sprays with beads and also altered a whole bunch of keys in my free time, a couple of months back. I thought it was just about time to use them and Lessology had this challenge of using keys in their project, perfect.

I added a measuring tape which I lightly gessoed, a few buttons and some fabric lace to the panels. I connected the panels with colorful eyelets and joined the panels using a pink and white checkered fabric from my stash. Since I had frayed the edges of the cardboard, I decided to keep the fabric too that way. I made a beaded loop to hang the panels and also some lovely sentiments which adds a personal touch to the calendar!

Well, the calendar was ready, but something was missing! It was looking incomplete without a box, and so I took out this empty sweet box and altered it!

The whole box was gessoed in white and I made another paper quilt which I adhered on the top and embellished it with a shabby bow, this time a pastel green and white checkered fabric.

To the other end is the bloom and the cute little doily, all adding to feminity of the project. Once again I made some sentiment tags which speaks for itself!

I would like to dedicate this project to all you ladies who Quilt, Sew  and all of you like me who just love the Craft!
Wishing you all a very crafty, colorful, creative year ahead.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Until then,
Happy crafting and recycling.
Am linking this to..

The gift inside the box...


  1. this calendar is so beautiful Rupa!!!! I love how you have personalised it. The altered key and measuring tape are such a nice touch, perfect for our challenge!!! the box is just perfect for the calendar and gifts. Your friend is going to love it!!! Thank you for joining us this week in our Make it New challenge at Sentimental Sundays

    Mirella DK xx
    DT Sentimental Sundays (Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella)

  2. A lovely project! So personal and thoughtful. Love the way you've used up paper scraps to make the quilt. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays challenge this week, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  3. Oh my! This is sooooooo pretty! And put together with so much love!I love your cute little decorated key too!

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

  4. Awww such a LOVELY LOVELY gift....especially with the box as well - it looks so delicious! What a wonderful project & I love how you've incorporated the key! Looks great - so glad you played along this month at LESSology:):)

  5. I loved the quilted Bg.The calender has turned out so well Rupa !

  6. what a fab gift idea - i'm sure whoever receives it will be thrilled! i love the altered sweet box for presentation too. just gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Rachael x

  7. Your creation is lovely - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  8. Thank you so much for joining us on our first monthly challenge of 2014 'anything goes', what a great theme to start off with.

    What a totally brilliant and unique make. Love the mix of coloured and patterns in the backing. Great addition of the hanging panel with the post-it notes etc.

    I really hope you will pop back and join in with more of our future monthly challenges, always crafty goodies/digis up for grabs.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser

  9. Brilliant idea for a calendar Rupa !! I never thought about using sticky notes like this. So practical!! Superb quilting too. Loving all the little details :)

  10. Beautiful project! lovely papers. thanks for joining Lulupu Challenge. Good luck.

  11. Quilted background is beautiful, Rupa! Great project with soft colors. Thanks for joining the challenge at Lulupu - The Craft Lounge.

  12. Super fun, thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

  13. Such a lovely gift !!! Love the box as well !
    thats really beautiful !
    Thanks for playing along Lulupu #23

  14. This is really a great use of scraps! It must have taken quite a bit of time! Nicely done! Hugs from NY!