Sunday, 3 July 2016

Two birds with one stone

Circles everywhere I look at the moment: must be something in the air.  Here are my second batch of Quilty 365s. I started these at the end of  May (28th) and am up-to-date, though it's early days.  I have a different rhythm for these, too.  Not quite one a day.  I make all the holes at the beginning of the week, choose a little square to fill a hole in every day, but then sew them up in batches, and add the extra stitching in batches once everything else is done.  It works for me.


My next decision will be what I do when I run out of background fabrics.  The three I am using here are all old shirts, so when they're gone, they're gone.  I need to start auditioning extras, and thinking about whether they too will have holes or whether they won't.  

This post is my update for Audrey's link up, and also this week's Slow Sunday Stitching post.

17 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

I like the colours of the shirts you have used as backgrounds. How big are your blocks?

cozykoza32a@gmail.com said...

You have some very pretty shirts. Does not matter how you sew them as long as they give you pleasure.
Kathleen Mary

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

It is the extra stitching details that are pulling me into these circles. :)

Marly said...

Does this mean you're doing your circles by reverse appliqué? I like the contour stitching around the circles.

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Beautiful little circles. Love the background fabric, makes the little circles really pop out. Have a great day!

Jennifer said...

Love all the pretty colors you've incorporated so far. It's fun to use old shirts in quilts.

Julierose said...

I totally love your circles--just beautiful work--how about a very light blue men's shirting for the backgrounds added around the edges medallion style..maybe at a Goodwill shop??? hugs, Julierose

P. said...

I so much enjoy seeing your unique style shine through in this beautiful batch of quilty circles.

Paige said...

Different shades of blue from other shirts should work in nicely with your existing shirts. The extra stitching through the circles of some of the blocks are a great addition.

Mia is mine said...

Very interesting "dot quilt"! I love the method you are using! Thank you for sharing!

Mystic Quilter said...

Just done a close up view of these beauties and love the hand quilting you've done!

Deb A said...

Very pretty. I'm sure you can find some more shirts that will work for your backgrounds.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Sounds like you have a production line type plan of making your blocks - that's a great way to work with blocks that are the same. I really like the three colors you are using for the backgrounds. Maybe you could pick up more shirts at Goodwill if you need more?

Jayne said...

I love your blocks! Using shirts is just genius!

Marle said...

You have so lovely blocks! I hope you find suitable colour fabric for backgrounds.

Maryse said...

Great idea!!

liniecat said...

Seriously cute blocks!