Monday, February 29, 2016

March Quilty 365 Linkup

What a year to try and do a 'block a day' sort of project. Could it get any crazier? Don't answer. I just don't wanna know... And I don't know how you're doing, but I am definitely struggling to keep current with stitching my blocks. Okay, confession time. Week before last, I totally lost three days. Who does that? But I'm still hanging in there, plodding along, and wallah! I present to you my first, completely finished, 100 blocks!
The first 100 circles!
Wowsers, that's a lot of circles! And it's not even all of the circles, because....
Really?
My month started with day 99. So yeah, that means I have more to show you! The circles below represent to you the entire month of February. {Shhh... We won't talk about the fact that nine circles are still un-stitched.} I've decided that since all the circles won't fit on my design wall at the same time, they will hereafter be broke up into sets of 100. Still in chronological order {for now} so I can see the progression of style and well, whatever it is that I'm doing....

As far as layout is concerned, I've reached only one conclusion: they will NOT be placed in this particular order for the finished quilt. I just don't like the lines of dark colored background blocks. Much better to mix them up throughout the quilt and have a fade-in, fade-out sort of effect.
All of the circles for February
And a little peek at how I'm keeping on track with the many multitudes of circles--If you're at all interested. My Quilty 365 year started on a Monday, October 26, 2015. Still writing the current days number on the back of each circle lets me know exactly how many circles are completed. With that and a cheap calendar, I just scribble a quick reminder of the day for every Monday of the month. I can easily see where I'm supposed to be. Aha! Exactly how I discovered the three lost days. Math. It doesn't lie.
Keeping track 
So how are you staying on track? Is this project getting easier as we go along, or harder? I've been so thankful for this simple project many days when I just wanted to stitch, but didn't want anything complicated. Mostly it's a lifesaver but not nearly as thought provoking as I figured it might be. Could be because I'm deliberately keeping it low pressure: simple, imperfect and straight from the scrap bin. Just like my life. If you want to learn how to sew wonderful, perfectly smooth appliqued circles, please don't look here. Meredithe is the bees knees with that and her tutorial will get you all straightened out.

So please link up with us if you're still playing along! Link your thumbnail picture to a current post on your blog detailing:
  • What particular day you happen to be at now {such as 'day 101'}
  • A picture of your February circles whether they are stitched to the background fabric or not {can add a picture of all your circles to date if you want}
  • A link back to this post
  • Any thoughts or introspection you might want to add about this particular project

   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   

34 comments:

  1. you will be able to do circles with your eyes shut after all these not easy for me with mine wide open they look super

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  2. A very colorful work! And really big! :)

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  3. "simple, imperfect and straight from the scrap bin. Just like my life"
    It's exactely what I do :)

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  4. It's looking wonderful and I think it will be a treasure of a quilt. Keep up the good work.

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  5. Se ve precioso!Me gusta.Un saludo.

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  6. Tu quilt 365 es precioso, me encanta el contraste de los bloques con el fondo más oscuro. Yo este mes, me he salido de las normas y he hecho bastantes más círculos. Un beso

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  7. They look great, Audrey, and I am sure that many of us get behind or move ahead or play catch-up quite often. I do, at least ! :)

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  8. Looking great to me. So glad to be doing this!

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  9. I won't have a blogpost ready for a couple of days, since I want to catch up a bit with sewing mine down. I may let myself have a sew day today since we have a storm headed our way, perfect for sewing!

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  10. Looking so good! I love your pieced circles. These kinds of projects evolve in interesting ways.

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  11. We're all going to be seeing dots before our eyes when we go to sleep at night at this rate! My progress has been a bit like a slinky toy too, a few ahead at times, then way behind during those times when life gets in the way. It's all good though!

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  12. Hi,
    Your circles are great. I haven't gotten brave enough to cut my circles. lol Have a great day!

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  13. I'm new to the circle game and managed to catch up quickly! My intent was to start on January 1st to celebrate leap year with 366 squares. You've created a circle addict. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Wow, everyone is doing so well! It's so fun to see all the circle photos lined up in the links. Just keep riding the wave -- it's going great!

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  15. I can't believe I've kept up either. I love the way you piece your circles. It adds so much oomph!

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  16. Your circles and your followers continue to grow. It will be a great year long story.

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  17. I don't blog, so I don't have a photo online....but I'm plugging along and loving every minute of it! I now have two pretty stacks of little circles! I love seeing how everyone interprets them!

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  18. I'm further behind than you but plan to catch up this month. So many lovely circle by so many people.

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  19. Thanks again for a wonderful month of wee circles Audrey, my goodness there are so many talented quilters making these wee circles it is so much fun seeing how different quilter see them one quilter is making each one like a wee wall art quilt??? . Cheers Glenda

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  20. fun to see all the link ups! congrats on such good participation!

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  21. So wonderful to see everyone's progress. I am still having fun with this project. I was initially counting every day - let's see, I started in November. What day was that in November that I started? How many do I have now, how many do I need? It was getting confusing. So now, I put little numbers on my calendar. The first number shows how many I should have, and then I write in the number of circles I do have. I don't have to keep counting over and over again! I can just carry forward the numbers from the calendar. I don't know why it took me so long to realize I needed to create a system.

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  22. Muy bonitos, yo también he terminado los correspondientes al Febrero, te enviaré foto.

    Saludos, ana-ane

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  23. Yours are looking wonderful! I'm struggling as well, simply because there are entire days I don't have time to even think about choosing a fabric, much less sewing them down. But I'm determined to do new circles every day that I can and enjoy the process without putting pressure on myself to meet a daily goal - limiting stress is a good thing for me :*)

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  24. I thoroughly enjoyed looking through your many circles, congratulations on the abundance! They remind me of a lunar calendar that I once saw displayed at my local health food store.

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  25. What a beautiful mix of circles! Youre doing a great job of keeping up. 100 sounds so many!

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  26. Yay!! Well done you! I'm cheating a little and tend to do 7 on a Friday at my sewing group (or more if it's close to the end of the month!). Thanks for the mention and link! Hope it helps some people.

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  27. I'm still having fun...and I love seeing all the variations in Quilty 365 style!

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  28. What a gorgeous group of circles you have, Audrey! Beautiful!

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  29. So many fun circle projects!!

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    1. I have 52 finished units. I call them circle squares. I am a few behind also, but I started on January 12, 2016. I like seeing all the different colors that other quilters are using.

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  30. I am enjoying this SO much! Something about seeing a tangible representation of the passage of time? Thank you, I think you may have started something!

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