Fifty-seven days and going strong with Quilty 365! These are my December circles, laid out to mimic the calendar for the month. I'm keeping up with the daily circles fairly well; I at least try to choose a fabric every day, even if I don't get the sewing done. I've gotten pretty quick with the applique prep and stitching, so it doesn't take a lot of time to finish a block.
I had a lot of fun choosing fabrics this month. We've had a lot of gray, gloomy days weather-wise, so I picked a lot of gray and dark blue fabrics from the stash. Sometimes I deliberately chose bright and cheerful fabrics to overcome the blahs brought on by the weather!
My husband and youngest son both had birthdays this month. The wine bottles were perfect for my hubby and the tiger represents my son's alma mater and favorite college football team.
December was also a great excuse to raid the holiday fabric stash. I pulled several vintage holiday fabrics for circles. These two are favorites: Santas for Christmas Eve and bright red cardinals for Christmas Day.
After Christmas, we drove to Dallas to visit our youngest son. I was even able to pull some appropriate fabrics for each day of our trip! I prepped the first 3 circles in hopes of stitching while on the road, but found the ride too bumpy for hand applique. I stitched them all after we returned home yesterday afternoon.
I haven't had a chance to look at all the other Quilty 365 circles via Audrey's linky party, so I think I'll make some tea and go curl up by the fireplace and catch up. Wishing everyone a wonderful and stitch-filled new year!