The top section, with its folded-fabric frame and flannel lining, is the perfect window for displaying 12 1/2" unfinished quilt blocks. The lower pocket easily holds a 12"-wide purchased calendar.
Our Seasons and Celebrations mini foundation-pieced blocks are perfect for this project!
Use these guides for cutting pieces A through E.
Making the Block Window
Draw a pencil line across the A patch 13 1/2" from the top edge. With the nap side up, lay the flannel B patch on A and align the raw edges at the top of A.
Overlapping at corners, pin the C's to the top and sides of B with raw edges aligned. Pin the remaining C to B, aligning the raw edge along the pencil line as shown. Baste 1/8" from the raw edges of the C's.
To enclose the raw edges at the pencil line, fold A on the line. Stitch through all layers 1/4" from the fold. Open A and press the edge casing down.
Adding the Pocket
With the 13 1/2" edges aligned, fuse the interfacing D patch to the wrong side of E following the manufacturer's directions.
Finishing the Construction
Join the binding strips end to end. Covering all basting lines, sew the binding to the edges using a 1/4" seam.
Using Your Calendar Holder
Center an unfinished 12 1/2" block in the framed section with seam allowances against the flannel. Pat it smooth and tuck the raw edges into the frame.