Saturday, April 30, 2016

Circles and Squares


I am really enjoying the '365' QAL with Quilty Folk.  I started the first of 2016 so I should have a total of 120 circles to date.  This is so big (and our weather is bad) that it is hard to photo inside.  

I am working it 6 x 6 blocks at a time and then joining three of those sections as a row so I don't have all those blocks to fiddle with a layout later.  And it is a calendar quilt of sorts, so the days and circles represent my 'Leap Year'.


Since my top third of the quilt totals 108 - I need two more rows of six - 12 - to bring my total to 120.


I have been working these six at a time with Slow Sunday Stitching and it has really helped me to stay on track with this project - I am hand stitching these and will hand quilt this.  Yes, I have a lot of thread - love thread as much as fabric bits.  As a scrap quilter, I have a lot of bits come thru my sewing space so I will have no problem having a different fabric for each circle.


And I am very thrilled and flattered to be a guest blogger over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict today.  Oh my, Sarah called me an expert - I think the real term is crazy - scrap crazy.  That's were I am playing with squares for Hands2Help and the Scrap Challenge.


Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

27 comments:

  1. Hi Sharon oh my i love these blocks,this quilt will be amazing my friend xx

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  2. Very nice....and the quote inspires me to tackle the mess in my studio soon!

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  3. Your circles look wonderful / still plugging away at mine as well !
    Off to see your guest post! :)

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  4. Great goings on here and there. Super job with the guest post. Hope all will read and learn your method for keeping those scraps under control. Thanks.

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  5. You're keeping up with your Quilty 365 better than I am! I got behind this month and am trying to catch up!
    Very useful guest article - and it's so good to point out that a scrap storage system only works if you *use* the scraps! (I'm always in danger of using a scrap hoarder system...)

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  6. Good for you keeping up with your circle a day project! I am in need of a scrap project to use up some of my scraps. The bins are bursting at the seams!

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  7. What a beautiful collection of circles! I feel inspired to pull all mine out and play.

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  8. Great circle blocks and a fabulous way to use up scraps. Good guest article especially pointing out that the system is only good if you use the scraps. I love playing with scraps but they seem clone in the boxes. I just can't stitch quickly enough.

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  9. Your circle blocks are looking beautiful. You definitely must have many scraps. Congrats on the guest post.

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  10. Your quilt is growing and it looks very calming.
    Kathleen Mary
    Kathysnest32.wordpress.com

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  11. I love your variation on this project.. and you are doing so well to keep up!
    Love all the threads you are using ;)

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  12. Ain't that the truth...just begin!! Problem being once I begin I don't want to stop!!Kudos to you for keeping up with a circle a day! I am not sure I could be that dedicated. They are looking good!

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  13. Your circles are lovely, and sewing them into blocks as you go is a good idea. Congratulations on keeping up with such a tight schedule.

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  14. It's really fun to see how everyone is approaching their circles and especially layouts for their finished quilts. Unlike you I'll have some repeat fabrics, though hopefully each one will feature a different motif within the fabric pattern.

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  15. Look at you...expertly guest blogging! I love, love your circles!! They are such fun to look at! :)

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  16. Wow! A guest blogger! How awesome is that?! Congrats!
    xxx

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  17. I love those circles and I definitely think you are an expert at quilting! I have to go see your guest blogger post now...

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  18. Great job keeping up with the Quilty 365 circles! I agree with with Sarah on the expert part!

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  19. Loved your write up on Sarah's blog Sharon! She's right, she couldn't have found anyone better to share about scrappy quilting :*). You're keeping up so well with your circles. I've got to get back to working on mine. They've been terribly neglected poor things.

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  20. Love your circles, lots of color against the neutral backgrounds. I enjoyed your guest blog, lots of good info.

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  21. Your circles are really great.

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  22. Congratulations on your guest post at Sarah's blog, she's right about you being an expert, I get so many ideas from reading what you're up to.

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  23. Beautiful colourful circles, enjoyed reading your guest post & I agree the best way to deal with scraps is to use them!

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  24. So glad you joined up with the rest of us! Your circles are coming along very well. Smart of you to start sewing them together now.:)

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  25. Can you tell that I was traveling last week and I'm just getting caught up on reading my favorite blogs???

    I love your circles! Can't wait to read your post at Sarah's.

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  26. Hi Sharon! Your circle blocks are beautiful! I'll go to read your guest post now. x Teje

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