I've been impatient to get started on my Quilty 365 circles! So many blog friends are doing these and they look SO fun!!! I've wanted to do a circle quilt in the style of the amazing On the Bubble quilt by Coop Crafts (picture and tutorial can be found HERE) for ages, so I finally pulled some background fabrics a few days ago...
She used all solids for her backgrounds, which is gorgeous! But I am determined to work from my stash where possible, so I pulled some tone on tone prints except for the black and white, and I think it's going to work just fine. I am setting my official "start date" as February 15!
To cut down on the time invested in my circles, I decided to improvise my method so that the hand-stitching wouldn't take quite so long on each one. I'm going to prepare them with my favorite starch method but then stitch them down to each square with a big-stitch effect in embroidery floss, similar to the effect I got (and LOVED!) with my Twinkle Star Runner (see HERE) - except I will be doing this to attach the circles, not as part of the quilting process.
I've been cutting a few circles as I had a spare minute here and there, but no stitching has yet been done....
|Following the 2016 Rainbow Scrap Challenge colors, I started with BLUES that have a hint of purple - YUM!!!|
|Love all the movement in these beautiful blue circles!!!|
|That scrumptious reindeer circle in the upper left is from a piece of fabric sent to me|
by my friend over at Amity Quilter to encourage me to start this project!
She's SUCH an instigator!!!!
And I love her for it :*)
So there's that. =^..^=
Then I need to quickly link up my One Monthly Goal project for February ....
I am combining my OMG! project with my guild's UFO challenge, and this month #6 was called for us to complete. For me, that means my QAYG Reversible Runner. This was a class I took at our Guild last year, and it was great fun!!! However, I got 2 blocks done and it's been sitting in the project box ever since.
I chose Fall colors for one side ....
... and some yummy Christmas print scraps for the other side ....
Since the runner is already quilted when you are done with the piecing, I'm pretty sure I can complete this before March 1 - wish me luck!!!
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