Friday, 1 January 2016

Back to business and giveaway results

January 1st - I'm still mulling over whether I will be setting myself particular goals this year, but in the meantime I am confronted straight away by my own limitations:  I have a giveaway winner but can't work out how to post a snap of the rafflecopter in this post.  You can however check it out on the original post.  I am pleased to announce that the winner is the lovely Lara - congratulations! Vishruti will be contacting you directly to organise your prize.  

I may not have got a whole shedload of anything done in the last couple of weeks but the one thing that has been ticking over is the Quilty 365 project.  I am almost up-to-date with my circles (yesterdays and today's to do, but that's all) and have been slowly sewing them into 9 patch blocks, to try and keep things manageable.  


I am on day 53 today, so this picture doesn't have all my circles, just the ones that have already been sewn into blocks.  I am still enjoying the focus that having a daily project gives me and loving that quiet 5 or ten minutes sewing that comes towards the end of each day.  Occasionally I let a couple of pieces back up, but mostly, even over Christmas, I have found the time day by day.  

Today I'm linking up with Audrey for the monthly party where everyone is sharing their circles - and that's another thing I am liking about this; being a part of something where each interpretation is unique but we are all still connected - thanks Audrey for dreaming this up.  

25 comments:

  1. I understand your thoughts on this one. I joined a bee and enjoyed it so much that I've since joined two more...all via internet and all somehow the same but different. I love that your circles play so well together. They look more organized sewn in the nine-patch units, but it's still very modern and improvised. The idea of a quiet 5 or 10 minutes every day sounds so tempting! I can't commit but oh! I so want to be able to.

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  2. Yes it was hard to keep up around the holidays, I agree! :) Looking lovely :)

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  3. Yes it was hard to keep up around the holidays, I agree! :) Looking lovely :)

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  4. Hola Kaja, gracias por tu visita. Esta mañana cuando vi tu quilt, me encantó, el fondo azul y que cada bloque tenga una medida, lo hace distinto y único. Te quedará un gran Quilt. Un saludo

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  5. Kaja, muy bonito tu quilt en tonos azules.
    Muchas gracias por tu visita.
    Nos seguimos encontrando mes a mes en este Quilt 365
    Besitos.

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  6. It´s like diving into blue, beautiful. Good idea with the nine-patch.
    I had some problems to do my circles during the holidays but I soon will get it. Love this project more and more.

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  7. Your blues are perfect and feel very wintery

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  8. I love the inset bits that appear here and there -- what a beauty this is becoming!

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  9. Ooh, this makes me wish I had made my circles in different sizes. The puzzle piece method of putting them together is so pleasing! Love how you've limited your colors too--combined with the rough looking denim background, it's looking very 'utility made modern'!

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  10. You have the blues tamed into 9-patches, all kinds of possibilities come to mind. It will certainly be much easier to work with your blocks at the end of a year of stitching. I do love your monochrome concept.

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  11. Looking lovely and the pop of turquoise is beautiful!

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  12. I'm just imagining what 365 of your circles will look like Kaja and the first word that comes to mind is Amazing!
    Woohoo! I can hardly believe I was the winner of Vishruti's beautiful fabric. Thank you both of you! I imagine I will add to the order because i saw many beautiful fabrics in her Etsy shop! The "lovely Lara" phhhffft! hee hee.

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  13. I really like your circles - they have a very calming vibe overall. It is fabulous how different all our quilty 365 projects look.

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  14. This is beautiful, Kaya. So many blues, and each piece different.

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  15. I love these circles and look forward to all the things you do in 2016.

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  16. There is so much lovely dimension in your circle piece. It's great that you're assembling it as you go, too. Looking very cool!

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  17. I love this project Kaja. It would take me a lot longer than 5 or 10 minutes to applique a circle...but maybe if I did it every day I could get that fast.

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  18. Looks rather vintage and very appealing and soothing. I like the idea of sewing into 9Ps as you go. I need to figure out how to sew mine together into date order before they fall out of order.

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  19. I so love the patchy look of the blocks in their 9-patches, they have so much personality! I too love this group precisely because everyone is doing their own fabulous thing and we are still all connected :) Well done on doing mostly daily too!

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  20. Great block concept. I'm just starting, glad to see that you are right up to date. It gives me hope.

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  21. I'm a night person and your blocks really speak to me. I like the dark moodiness of it, the sense of mystery that these shades of blue create.

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  22. It's amazing to me how simple denim can be so lovely. It is a true work of art!

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  23. Your denim and blues are so pretty - so much glowing loveliness!

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  24. Denim and blue quilty365 how good is that, they sure look great lying there and will make a stunning quilt. It's a look of fun making these but a little additive and I can not stop making and thinking about them.
    Cheers Glenda

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