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.
Hi Sharon oh my i love these blocks,this quilt will be amazing my friend xx
Very nice....and the quote inspires me to tackle the mess in my studio soon!
Your circles look wonderful / still plugging away at mine as well !
Off to see your guest post! :)
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.
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...)
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!
What a beautiful collection of circles! I feel inspired to pull all mine out and play.
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.
Your circle blocks are looking beautiful. You definitely must have many scraps. Congrats on the guest post.
Your quilt is growing and it looks very calming.
I love your variation on this project.. and you are doing so well to keep up!
Love all the threads you are using ;)
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!
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.
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.
Look at you...expertly guest blogging! I love, love your circles!! They are such fun to look at! :)
Wow! A guest blogger! How awesome is that?! Congrats!
Love all your circles.
I love those circles and I definitely think you are an expert at quilting! I have to go see your guest blogger post now...
Great job keeping up with the Quilty 365 circles! I agree with with Sarah on the expert part!
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.
Love your circles, lots of color against the neutral backgrounds. I enjoyed your guest blog, lots of good info.
Your circles are really great.
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.
Beautiful colourful circles, enjoyed reading your guest post & I agree the best way to deal with scraps is to use them!
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.:)
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.
Hi Sharon! Your circle blocks are beautiful! I'll go to read your guest post now. x Teje
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