Of course, I didn't save the actual lone star template all those years ago, so I had to make my own pattern. You could use ANY quilt design you like, though. The background piece is 12.5"x25". I foundation pieced each lone star piece with selvages to make a 12" square. I backed it with Warm & White and then sewed it right side down on the backing and flipped it up to the top. The pocket has some stabilizer (plus the cardboard that came with the calendar) to hold the weight of the calendar. Then I just bound it with 1" scrap strips (1/4" seam then turned to the back and stitched in the ditch). Oh, and the calendar is from the Dollar Tree. I love it!
Happy New Year!
(and Merry Christmas, we haven't even opened presents yet - waiting for all the kids to get back)