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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Quilty 365 Loves Remembering

Time for another Quilty 365 report.  How did it get to be May 1st already?  I've been making circle blocks for 178 days now.  Some days I get a little frustrated, because stitching circles has taken up much of my (very limited) weekday sewing time.  I fret because I think I'm not finishing other projects fast enough - but I'm the only one making self-imposed deadlines.  I can't imagine stopping the circle-making now that I am almost half-way through!

For the most part, I'm going strong - choosing fabric every day based on mood, events, weather - whatever strikes my fancy.  I've kept up with my journaling, too, so I can actually remember what inspired each day's fabric choice!
April wound up having more remembering than I imagined at the beginning of the month.  There are circles to remind me of a birthday (mine!), quilt shows, my nieces who are learning to sew, a special musical event and even death and mourning.  It's going to be an extra-special quilt when it's finished...in another 198 days!


14 comments:

  1. I love your circles, and the fact that you're journaling them.
    I'm behind with mine, but I hope to catch up! (Optimism is one of my biggest character flaws...)

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  2. What a good idea to have journaled about the choice of each fabric!

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  3. I am jumping in on this project today. I think it is wonderful that you are journaling each day about your fabric choices.

    What size did you cut your circles?

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  4. I love your little journal and that you are recording your circles. I'm sad that I missed your birthday. I hope it was wonderful!

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  5. This will be an extra special quilt especially with the journal. I hope you had a wonderful birthday,

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  6. I know what you meant about limited sewing time, but I really love this project. Your circles are great - the edges are soon smooth!

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  7. i am impressed with your "stick-to-it-tivemess"!! Those circles are looking really nice...hugs, Julierose

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  8. Your circles are rolling along. It will be nice to have the journal to remind you of your selection. I think we all impose deadlines on ourselves. Sometimes that's good, but probably for fun projects it doesn't really matter.

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  9. Wonderful circles, I especially love that vintage sewing machine fabric. Is it from a newer fabric line?

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  10. Journaling your circle journey is an excellent idea & the final quilt will be all that extra special!

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  11. Isn't this crazy? One circle doesn't take a lot of time, but when they stack up..... It's great to see your circles coming along.:)

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  12. Oh goodness...Happy Belated Birthday.

    I love your process and journaling your way through the quilt. It will be interesting once it is finished and you have memories to reflect on.

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  13. Way to go! You're right - it is going to be VERY special - a treasure trove of memories :*)

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  14. I know exactly what you mean about putting pressure on yourself, but your circle quilt will hold some very special memories and is going to look fabulous....keep going!

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