New Orleans House Project

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Quilty 365 Loves Autumn

Another month of Quilty 365 fun has come to an end.  I'm up to 331 blocks now!  I started my circular journal on November 4th last year, so the year-long journey is almost done.
I keep tweaking the exposure on this picture to get a better representation of the colors and fabrics, but it's just not helping.  I will admit I had Autumn on my mind as I chose many of my fabrics, so browns and reds and golds figure prominently.  As always, I tried to choose my fabrics to represent things that were going on in my life, but sometimes I just picked a fabric because I liked it!

The color red figured prominently in this month's circles.  It was the main color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this month, as well as the color for an online swap I'm participating in.  

September weather in south Louisiana tends to be a lot like summer weather - hot and humid.  On the days I was wishing for cooler fall temperatures, I looked for some autumn-inspired florals.

These circles marked some events - a birthday, a shopping excursion, getting caught in a downpour without my umbrella, a relaxing weekend at the camp.  

And of course, American football season really gets going during September.  Many of you know I'm a die-hard New Orleans Saints fan and their colors are black and gold.  My youngest son happens to work for a rival football team.  I don't have any of that team's licensed fabric, so I used an appropriate toile fabric to mark his team's season.  

I'm excited to start making October's circles; you can bet I'll be using lots of orange and Halloween fabrics!

Last but not least, I'm linking up with the other Quilty 365 stitchers at Audrey's Quilty Folk blog.


  1. Wow! You have been so diligent and the end is in sight. So many colors over the year and wonderful fabrics that represent you. Any idea what you'll do with all of them?

  2. Today, I FINALLY made up my mind how I want to quilt my Quilty 365 quilt top (6 months of circles). I admire you for keeping on for the full year -- I just didn't want a quilt that large (I guess I could have made two smaller ones . . . )

  3. Oh loving your circles--especially that sunflower--!! You really have stayed with this one..331--amazing!! Have you decided if they will be a quilt (dbl sided?) ...hugs, Julierose

  4. You have done amazing job with your circles. You have kept up on them. I would have lost interest a long time ago. I am looking forward to seeing your completed quilt.

  5. Super fabric choices, as always, looking forward to seeing how you do the final layout.

  6. I always enjoy seeing your circles! Great fabrics as usual.:)

  7. You have the best fabrics for your stories! I just think this is going to be the most fabulous scrapbook of memories quilt ever. The rainboots and the bottle of wine are awesome!