New Orleans House Project

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Quilty 365 Does NOT Love Rain

Quilty 365 circle stitching continues.  As of August 31st, I'm up to 301 blocks.  The end is in sight!

My fabric journaling this month focused primarily on bad weather.  There was the day I drove through a tremendous thunderstorm and skirted a tornado on my way home from work.  And then there was a week of almost constant rain - so much rain it seemed half of the state of Louisiana was going to wash away!*

On a lighter note, I added some pet-centric circles.  I felt my cat, Moxie, was getting short shrift in this quilt, as the dogs seem to get all the mention.  I made a cat circle just for her.  And in observance of National Dog Day, I used some dachshund fabric in honor of my mom's rescue doxie, Oscar.

I used a bit of vintage handkerchief for another circle.  I stabilized the lightweight hankie fabric by using some fusible interfacing.

One of this month's favorite circles: some blue & white teacups.  This marked a day I spent re-organizing my display of blue & white china and cobalt blue glass.

New Orleans had two somber events to remember this month.  Early in August, clarinetist Pete Fountain died.  Pete was often called "Mr. New Orleans", so I used some of this antique New Orleans map fabric to remember him.  The end of August always marks the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed.  The dotted circles on navy fabric reminded me of the symbol for hurricanes, so that became my Katrina anniversary block.

There are still some resilient Quilty 365 circle quilters sharing their work at Audrey's Quilty Folk blog.  I'm linking up with them as we stitch through the home stretch!

*Louisiana has a history of floods and resiliency.  This song by Randy Newman is one of my favorites - I think almost every Louisianian knows this song by heart!

 
 
 


10 comments:

  1. Oh just lovely circles....like those teacups a lot hugs, Julierose...

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  2. So glad you are clear of the flooding area there Angie! Your circles are so appropro - love the cat one of course :*) Perhaps this winter I will be able to pick mine back up again.

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  3. What a lovely idea to use the vintage hanky circle with that delicate white square fabric. Looking at your circles for the month I can see the stormy days and the mud so many are facing as they return to their flood damaged homes. It's hard to imagine going back to that kind of devastation.

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  4. My circle flimsy is patiently waiting to be quilted - I still adore this project and how personal our quilts are!

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  5. What a great memory quilt, I love the blue teacup fabric!

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  6. Your circles are wonderful! Hope the weather starts to improve!

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  7. You always do a great job finding fabrics that represent meaningful events and people in your life.

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  8. Wow! Go you! I'm so happy you're still stitching on! (I dropped the ball on my Q365 after four months...
    I love the fact that memories are held within each little circle.

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  9. I envy you your interesting conversation prints! It's going to be a great sentimental quilt for you.:)

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  10. Your quilt will mean so much to you I expect. You have given a lot of thought and care to your choice of circles. Love the idea and what you've done

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