In fact I have already finished my last lot of circles.
Of course the eagle-eyed among you will spot instantly that this is nothing like 366 circles, so to recap: I started last November 8th, making denim squares with blue circles appliqued, but somewhere along the line (132 days in, to be precise) I got a bit bored so took a break and turned them into this.
So these two tops amount to 299 circles in all - not a year's worth exactly but not bad, I think. However playing around with circle-y ideas also led directly to this one.
I can't really count it as part of Quilty 365, as I did way more than a circle a day when piecing it, but in my head it kind of belongs with the other two.
To sum up then, I don't think any of what I have done is exactly in the spirit of the original challenge as laid out by Audrey, but it has been a very interesting exercise for me and I'm glad I participated. Focusing on one simple shape has sparked off loads of ideas, so I may not be done with circles yet, but repeating the same basic unit every day for a year is definitely not for me: I started off with good intentions but have moved further and further away from this as the year has gone out and have ended up making the last circles in big batches. I still like the idea of something more diary-like (like Cathy's Marginalia) and might feel drawn to try that at some point, but I'd have to find a way to keep myself going!
In the meantime I have to figure out how I turn my little shirt circles into a quilt - I'm not making more circles now so that will be my next task after I finish piecing my red, white and blue.
Quite a few people are still circling, or like me are coming to an end. Audrey's link up is a great way to see loads of different interpretations of this idea.
I'm also linking up to
TGIFF and Finished or Not Friday,
which are both at Busy Hands Quilts today.