New Orleans House Project

Friday, July 1, 2016

Quilty 365 Loves Teal

Happy July 1st!  
Time for a few more Quilty 365 circles.  As usual, I'm a little behind on getting my circles appliqued, but the last batch just need a little more prep and they can be stitched.  I'm sure I'll find some stitching time on this lazy (for us) holiday weekend.  With this month's batch, I'm up to 239 circles.  

I found teal to be the most consistent color for this month's circles - inspired by the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for June.  These are all fairly "modern" teal fabrics, but I worked in a few reproduction-style teals as well.

Family and friends in Florida were affected by Tropical Storm Colin in June.  I did some fussy-cutting on a bit of Jason Yenter fabric to remind me of the storm.

I was also inspired to snip into my collection of red, white and blue/Americana fabrics.  Abraham Lincoln (top) was inspired by an episode of the Washington Post podcast "Presidential" (recommended!).  The vintage children saluting the flag were to commemorate Flag Day in the US.  I've got lots more Americana fabrics, so I'm sure they will pop up in July as well.
I'm excited about the July 4th holiday and the likelihood I'll get to spend a fair amount of time sewing.  Our sons are off to Colorado for the holiday weekend, so it will be just DH and I celebrating.  We're pretty low key, especially since our dogs are terrified by fireworks.


  1. It looks like DH and I will have a quiet weekend, too ... and while I'll miss my daughter and grands, I'll relish the time to spend in my sewing room.

  2. When I was looking at your preview image I was trying to figure out your appliqué shape. The bigger picture always helps! Great representation of a storm!

    Lime green and some turquoise seems to be a trend this month for me.

  3. I love seeing circles from people who are Actually Keeping Up - ie, people not me. *sigh* (I need to get my blocks out and see how far behind I am...)

  4. Your circles are perfect and i especially love the one with Lincoln ! I wish you a lovely 4th of July !

  5. great patriotic circles! love Lincoln too

  6. I always like hearing about your circles history. Enjoy your quiet holiday.

  7. Lovely circles telling a story. Have a happy holiday! I sympathise with the dogs, I don't like fireworks either!

  8. Hi,
    Beautiful circles, love the storm block, very pretty. Have a great day!

  9. Ah, what a bautiful circles you have!