New Orleans House Project

Friday, April 1, 2016

Quilty 365 Loves Spring

Spring has sprung in south Louisiana, and my Quilty 365 circles for March definitely show it!
Here they are, reflecting the March calendar page, with lots of fresh, Spring colors, textures and flowers.  I'm up to 148 circle blocks as of the end of March.

I don't have as many stories to tell about my circles as last month.  My fabric choices were a little more random and less related to specific goings-on.  Of course, a few of them do mark special occasions.
March 3rd was the anniversary of the "Star Spangled Banner" being officially declared the national anthem of the United States.  I thought this fabric was a perfect way to honor those broad stripes and bright stars!
 
March 17th - St. Patrick's Day.  The Irish have a long and colorful history in New Orleans.  We don't just have one St. Patrick's Day parade - we have several!
 
Another fabric that's been in the stash forever.  There were so many cute kids celebrating Easter on this fabric I had a hard time deciding where to cut.  I figured the sheep had to be included!

Last but not least, I created a selvage circle to mark my blog hop post for Diane Knott's book Scrap Quilt Secrets.  Hop on over to my post and leave a comment before April 5th and you might win a copy of Diane's wonderful book!

I'm still hand-stitching all my circles.  Well, not the selvage one, but all the rest!  I'm a little behind - my usual sewing time was taken up with some travel and another quilting project with a deadline.  I'm looking forward to catching up this weekend and taking breaks to look at everyone's circles over at Audrey's Quilty 365 link-up



 

11 comments:

  1. Great circle choices - I have at least 20 ready to stitch ... Hopefully by the May linky party.

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  2. Cute fabric choices for the month. The salvages are perfect for your participation in Diane's book hop. That was a great idea.

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  3. My circles are in softer, springier colors too. An expected change I think.:) Makes me wonder how they will all look together in the end? lol

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  4. OH goodness Angie your circles are so perfectly round and the edges so smooth! i know this is hard to accomplish, and you are doing a fabulous job!

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  5. What sweet circles for spring. I especially love that little fussy cut Easter circle with the lamb.

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  6. You have so many lovely fabrics in your circles! And the stories behind the chosen fabrics are nice.

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  7. LOVE your selvage circle!! Thanks again, for a chance to win that scrappy book.

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  8. What great blocks! Love how you are choosing special fabrics!

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  9. Your selvage circle is a great idea !

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  10. Lovely circles, and great that some also tell a story.

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  11. Love your choices, great idea to make a selvage one! May need to borrow that idea!

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