Here are my latest blocks, laid out following January's calendar page. If they look a little dark, that's because many were chosen to reflect the January weather, which is often dark, dreary and rainy here.
Starting on January 7th - the Feast of the Epiphany - New Orleans moves into Carnival mode. I chose to recognize the Carnival season by working in some circles in the colors of Mardi Gras: purple, green and gold.
A few of my fabric selections wanted to play a little.
A couple of fabrics marked special occasions - like the blue on the lower right, which I chose for the passing of Winter Storm Jonas.
I'm still enjoying the moments of serenity each day when I pick my fabric and sit down to do some hand stitching. It's a soothing process that is great for my mental health! I may add machine applique to my repertoire, if only to ease some of the strain I've been putting on my wrists with other hand-stitching projects.
For more Quilt 365 circles, visit the linky party at Quilty Folk. Maybe you'll be inspired to stitch some circles of your own!