Undaunted, here's an indoor shot of my year's worth of circles. There's not enough room in my studio to get a straight-on picture, hence my reliance on the deck railing. The blocks are made up of 30 circles and the sashing is a gray cross-hatch fabric. The final flimsy measures 77 inches by 90 inches. I have no plans for quilting just yet, but all those circles definitely send subliminal messages about circular quilting!
Since the last time I blogged about the quilt, I added a final row with the last seven (I added one extra) circles.
My son David suggested the name after he heard the story of our year-long quilting project and my written journal describing each fabric choice. I used my computer and printer to get the letters to the size I wanted, then used freezer paper to cut the shapes. A few dots of fabric glue held the letters in place while I hand appliquéd them.
I folded the quilt on itself so I could get a better shot of the bottom. Every time I take this quilt out to work with it, I tend to get lost in the memories stitched into each circle. It was an amazing and fun project and I'm tickled pink to have stuck with it for the entire year! Sharing the project with a diverse group of people made it special too. Seeing the breadth of interpretations each month was always inspiring! Many thanks to Audrey for providing the spark and to all the stitchers who played along!