Monday, October 26, 2015

The Quilter's Planner

Remember the Watermelon Summer New Block Blog Hop we hosted this summer? Guess what? 52 of those beauties have made it into print. That's right--they're featured in the new The Quilter's Planner, which was created by Stephanie Palmer, one of the hosts of the blog hop.

Here's what Stephanie has to say about her planner:
The Quilter's Planner has everything you need to organize your life, plan and track your sewing projects and be inspired to create something beautiful every day!
It is approximately 8 x 10, made in the USA, and will be shipped in time for the holidays.

What's Inside:
  • Monthly calendars
  • Weekly calendars
  • Project planning pages
  • Swatch saver
  • Graph paper
  • Free motion quilting practice pages
  • Goal-setting prompts
  • 8 full quilt patterns from amazing designers (Cheryl Brickey (Meadowmist Designs), Yvonne Fuchs (Quilting Jetgirl), Amy Garro (13 Spools), Lee Heinrich (Freshly Pieced), Mandy Leins (Mandalei Quilts), Pat Sloan (Pat Sloan), Kitty Wilkin (Night Quilter) and me).
  • 52 original quilt block designs from awesome quilt bloggers
  • Gorgeous artwork pull-outs by the talented Kelsey Boes from Lovely and Enough
  • Reference section for quilting calculations and common construction techniques
Monthly Calendar:
I love that the monthly calendar has prompts on the left to write your goals for the month, and the personal, work and quilting projects you need to tackle. I also love the space on the bottom to write notes... phone numbers, addresses, reminders, ideas.

Weekly Calendars:
Check out the awesome, original block design in the left hand margin (this example is the Whirling Plus design  by Josi Heron of Avocado Quilts.)  Each weekly spread will show a fabulous block design by a blogger in our quilting community - that's 52 block designs to inspire you throughout the year!

See the block featured on the left?

I also love that at the top of each day of the week, there is space to include your daily top three. These are the top three things you have to do during the day in order to feel that you've accomplished the big stuff (I promise - crossing these things off your list at the end of every day will make you sleep better!)
And one of my favorite parts of this whole book is the separate to-do lists for your work, personal and quilting aspects of life.

Individual Project Planning Pages:
You can track all the steps you need to take to complete the project, and list out the supplies you have, and those you need. You can even attach an inspirational picture or sketch a block design, and attach swatches of fabric with included sticky dots!

Find out more about The Quilter's Planner and pre-order yours here.
To see the Watermelon Summer block tutorials:
Find the links from Day 1 here.
Find the links from Day 2 here.
Find the links from Day 3 here.
Find the links from Day 4 here.


  1. Thanks for sharing and spreading the word about my planner project! I am passionate about it. I have loved every minute of designing something that is useful and elegant. I hope Inspired By Fabric readers love it as much as I do!