New Orleans House Project

Friday, May 15, 2020

Full Circle: An Appliqué Challenge

I was finally able to take some pictures of my finished Quilty 365 quilt - aka Full Circle.  The quilt was the result of a challenge from Audrey of Quilty Folk to appliqué a circle every day for a year.  My circles wound up being sort of a fabric journal of the year, hence the calendar-like layout.  

Since the majority of the quilt was appliquéd in 2016, there are 366 circles, as that was a leap year.  As I did the stitching, I also kept a written journal of the rationale behind each fabric choice.  

Local long-arm quilter Cindy Braiwick really outdid herself with the quilting.  She came up with lots of special patterns for the circles, which really added a whole 'nother dimension to the quilt!




Not every circle has fancy quilting, leaving some circles to speak for themselves.

My son David suggested the name Full Circle.  

The finished quilt measures 76 inches by 90 inches.

Lots of memories in all those circles!








16 comments:

  1. What an amazing finish..this is really beautiful--I was just looking at my circles--I didn't make it through the whole year with them--
    I love your quilting on this--nice work ';)))) Julierose

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  2. Wow! What a wonderful memory quilt all done in circles. The quilting is exquisite and really enhances the beautiful fabrics. The name Full Circle is "spot" on.

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  3. Oh my goodness, that is fabulous! I bet it's fun to read back through your journal, too. Wonderful finis, Angie!

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  4. Your quilter did a wonderfully unique job bringing this quilt to a beautiful finish. Fabulous job! Hope to finish mine someday soon.

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  5. Oh wow! The quilting really brings this quilt to such a fantastic finish! Love your calendar setting. I'm sure it really does have lots of sentimental feels for you.:)

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  6. Oh wow! I came out beautifully! I love your layout and the name. The quilting is amazing too. You are lucky to have such a talented longarmer to accentuate the circles in this fabulous quilt. Love it!

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  7. Great quilt. Yes, your quilter did a fantastic job with the quilting. Love the sewing machine block.

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  8. I'm a big fan of circles, spots, and dots. This quilt (almost) makes me want to start my own Quilty 365 project, Angie! LOVE it more than I can say.

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  9. Oh Angie this quilt is spectacular! It is an amazing creative project with so much meaning... and the quilting is unbelievable! Wow and wow!

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  10. I still remember your wonderful house quilt (and all the colorful houses that you used as inspiration), and this new circle quilt will be another that I will not forget. Really wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Juliana! I'm tickled you remember the house quilt!

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  11. What a stunning quilt! Everything is just perfect. I’m sure it will become a treasured family heirloom. Way to go, Angie!

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  12. what a beautiful finish! wow that quilting is really something.
    I love to see a quilt hung outside. Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

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  13. Oh, joy! I thought it was a beauty from a distance and then you showed all those glorious close ups of that variegated thread and quilting. What comes after beautiful? Awesome? Glorious? Spectacular? Or all of the above??

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  14. It is fabulous -- congratulations. I made my circles for six months and I absolutely love my quilt. You will SO enjoy yours -- well done!

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  15. Wow, just wow! It's a great quilt and as you say, holds memories. Your long arm quilter really did a beautiful job. Your applique is great, the title is great, it's all great!

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