Thursday, 4 August 2016

Quilty 365 July progress and some improv

I started on 1 January so I should now have 213 appliqué circles for the Quilty 365 project hosted by Audrey at Quilty Folk. "Should have" because the aim is to appliqué a circle each day. July is all present and correct, well, nearly correct:

July: 30 of the 31 circles in chronological order, going down the columns from top left to bottom right
There was only one milestone circle this month: my DH and I celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary. This is the only block with a white background, representing my dress, and a larger orange circle, representing my bouquet of orange lilies - 1970's remember!

Since taking the photo I've finished Saturday's and Sunday's (for the space bottom right) is prepared, but not yet sewn down.

and here's number 31
Unfortunately I haven't caught up with any more of June's blocks. I think that may just be a few lost weeks. I have, on the other hand started joining squares with the same background colour in twos as leaders and enders.

Not the same background fabric, but both red. The one on the right will be a transition block between reds

I don't think that will upset the final layout. If it does, then I see unpicking ahead!

The last few days have been entirely taken up by another project of a totally different order: the Cut Cross QAL to be found on Instagram @crosscutquiltalong (sorry I can't install Instagram on my computer otherwise I'd have made that a link) hosted by Debbie at A Quilter's Table . You can see loads of other projects there on Instagram, and you're not to late to join in.

Chopped Sticks

This is my version of the mini quilt (24"square), as it was a couple to days ago. It's now quilted with the binding almost completely sewn down. It has really been a fun project making a really easy mini quilt with an improv dimension.

Now to the binding and to make a start on August's circles!

I'm linking to:
Quilty Folk
so pop in there to see many more circles (and some non-circular appliqué) 
in various styles and colours.

Happy sewing



Sally Hurley said...

That crosscut quilt is really interesting. What a fun little project!

Mystic Quilter said...

I do like your take on the 365 circles, very much indeed. I had wondered about taking pat but decided to pass, too many other things going on. I've just been looking at some of the results from the Cross Cut project from Debbie, another one I would have liked to work on. I'm not with Instagram but may be able to go along and have a look. Lovely colour in yours.

Lisa J. said...

Love your mini and your circles. That technique for improv minis seems to always make an attractive quilt.

Ruth said...

Fair play to you for keeping up with the 365, it is a lot of work and missing some is an accurate reflection of life too! I really like your take on the cross cut QAL.

Kaja said...

I have been enjoying the Cross Cut quilts people have been making; I like your orange very much. Your circles are looking great too: I love the mix of background colours you have used in this selection.

Debbie said...

I love your circles, and admire your stick-to-itiveness! And thanks for joining the QAL! I love what you've created!

Karen's Korner said...

Great looking circles. Happy anniversary.

Angie said...

Your circles look great - I especially like all your different colored backgrounds! Congrats on your anniversary!

Cathy said...

Happy belated anniversary. Yes, I remember the orange 70s! Love the circles. I'm a little behind on mine.

audrey said...

The crosscut blocks are great! Love seeing your circle progress too.:)