Background fabric: Floral Burst in Purple from Biology by Sarah Watson for Cloud9 Fabrics. Orange peel fabric: Flight from Waterfront Park by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics. Zipper tabs: Lizzy House jewels.
When I was a student, I loved school planners. I graduated to just using my phone to schedule everything personal... but everything quilty has gotten to be too much for my phone! I have to admit that I wish I had this specific planner the last two years when I acted as guild president. :)
Making a list is always helpful until the lists take over my desk. :) This is why I like having one place to keep all my thoughts for the week/month - a planner.
The inside cover features my favorite print from Anna Maria Horner's Fibs and Fables (Enchanted in Sleepy), one of my favorite Kate Spain prints (the leaves) from Terrain, a pocket, and a little felt patch for needles. You know, just in case I want to get my handwork on at guild meetings this year! :)
The zippy notebook cover is a pattern originally by Amanda @whatthebobbin and re-engineered for the Quilter's Planner by Amanda and Stephanie @latenightquilter. The pattern was easy to follow, except I got a little lost in the zipper tabs section (but I used this method from Renee @quiltsnfeathers and it worked out just fine).
The front pocket came out so professional and pretty (though a little wrinkly somehow - I did press, I swear!). I am going to throw my business cards into one of the pockets (I don't envision having use for so many pockets anyway, but they're nice to have).
I LOVE how there is room for a bookmark! I specifically sought out some ribbon I received from Anna Maria Horner's store last year. Also, a place for scissors, using measuring tape ribbon from Target I've been hoarding. Also, one of my new labels, which really isn't quite so wonky in real life!
Eek! Look whose block is featured in September? I wrote the tutorial for this block (which, alternatively looks like a spool) as part of the Fabri-quilt Blog Hop this past summer. You can see the free tutorial here and all the weekly blocks featured in the planner right here.
Thanks to Stephanie for an AMAZING Quilter's Planner. I love the space for tracking WIPs, brainstorming new ideas (especially helpful with planning blog posts so far), listing swaps, and setting personal and quilty goals. It's perfect! Time to start planning. Hehe. My favorite.