i love piecing together quilt squares, but find the idea of making an actual quilt to be incredibly daunting. instead, i try to find other ways i can use those squares. baby blankets backed with minkee. the front for a totebag. quilted note takers.
they also make awesome memo boards. pop them into a frame (i picked mine up at michael's when they were 50% off). add a dry erase marker and eraser. and you're done.
i pieced these together and then quilted them onto flannel so they'd look more quilty. this is a project that you could totally tweak to your sewing skill level. if you're more of a fabric admirer than a user (hee!), you could just frame your favorite print. you could sub in scrapbook paper. just be sure to use smaller scale prints on most of the design - it makes it easier to see your to do lists that way.
how about a giveaway? when i made these last february, i ended up with one square that didn't feel like it fit the intended reciepent and decided to make her another one. which means i had one left over. and i've love for one of YOU to have it. please leave a comment to enter and i'll post a winner on thursday morning. it's sized to 9x12 - you'll just have to add a frame + dry erase marker to make your own memo board.
happy monday!! sam's fever didn't totally break till last night, so he's home again today - with so many bugs out there this time of year, i figured another day of rest wouldn't hurt. i'll be back tomorrow with a december daily update.