New Orleans House Project

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Daily Fabric Therapy: Quilty 365

Fifty-seven days and going strong with Quilty 365!  These are my December circles, laid out to mimic the calendar for the month.  I'm keeping up with the daily circles fairly well; I at least try to choose a fabric every day, even if I don't get the sewing done.  I've gotten pretty quick with the applique prep and stitching, so it doesn't take a lot of time to finish a block.

I had a lot of fun choosing fabrics this month.  We've had a lot of gray, gloomy days weather-wise, so I picked a lot of gray and dark blue fabrics from the stash.  Sometimes I deliberately chose bright and cheerful fabrics to overcome the blahs brought on by the weather!

My husband and youngest son both had birthdays this month.  The wine bottles were perfect for my hubby and the tiger represents my son's alma mater and favorite college football team.

December was also a great excuse to raid the holiday fabric stash.  I pulled several vintage holiday fabrics for circles.  These two are favorites:  Santas for Christmas Eve and bright red cardinals for Christmas Day.

After Christmas, we drove to Dallas to visit our youngest son.  I was even able to pull some appropriate fabrics for each day of our trip!  I prepped the first 3 circles in hopes of stitching while on the road, but found the ride too bumpy for hand applique.  I stitched them all after we returned home yesterday afternoon.

I haven't had a chance to look at all the other Quilty 365 circles via Audrey's linky party, so I think I'll make some tea and go curl up by the fireplace and catch up.  Wishing everyone a wonderful and stitch-filled new year!
 
 

22 comments:

  1. Look at all those beautiful circles! I love seeing Quilty 365 and reading about memories wrapped in fabric.

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  2. What a wonderful month in applique! This will be such a fun quilt to enjoy at the end of the year.

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  3. What fun circles you've chosen, small daily celebrations of life expressed in fabric!

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  4. Very pretty appliqué circles. Great job on keeping up to date with the blocks. It will be a great quilt.

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  5. These are so fun. I am really enjoying following along. I should just jump in. I seem to be the queen of indecision these days... LOL

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  6. Great job keeping up! Looks like so much fun!

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  7. Beauty! So happy to be part of this group and see what everyone does. Thanks!

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  8. Your circles are picture perfect! Such fun fabrics, and a very nice group so far!

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  9. I do love your circles. your interpretation is great and it's really impressive you're keeping up. I'm not sure I would have been able to!

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  10. Very fun to see your fabric choices! They just make me smile.:)

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  11. Your circles for December are full of fun fussy cut fabrics.

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  12. These circles are great, I don't need to start another project, however I'm just loving the circles I'm seeing - I'm tempted.

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  13. It looks lovely! Love the Christmas ones!

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  14. Angie, yours are some of my favorites! I love the specialty fabrics.

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  15. This is so lovely to look at. I am going to start mine 'soon' but I will rate or scale them as to the temperature. Since I live in western Canada, I should have a great range of colours some months, but will be interesting! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. this is fun to watch. how are you prepping your circles?

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  17. Your novelty fabrics are awesome for this project!

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  18. Your circles are SO gorgeous Angie!!! I've decided to join in on these too - a little late to the party but better late than never :) I'm glad I'll have yours to look at for some yummy inspiration!

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