Monday, February 29, 2016

February Progress of Quilty Circle 365

As you know, I have joined the Quilty 365 Quiltalong. See the link in the sidebar. Basically, the goal is to make one circle block a day to represent your day, so that at the end of the year, you will have 365 blocks.

I started my project in November, and today is Day 106.  As I finish each set of 21 blocks, I add them to the quilt top.  I thought today, instead of showing you individual blocks, I would show you how the quilt top looks so far.

The quilt is hard to photograph in one piece, so I took pictures of sections.

Starting from the left and working my day down. It was a windy day, and I decided to hold the quilt down with two books from the library.  They did a good job making sure that the quilt did not fly away, but it ends did keep flapping up.

 It is strange that most of the serious rule breaking happened in Week 3 of each three week period - the blocks that caused adjustments in other blocks to make them fit.  In the top row, the embroidered one is bigger than the others,  row 3 saw the supersized block , and row five saw the double block and the skinny block.  You can see all the squares don't line up nicely with each other as some blocks were sashed,  resized to fit, or eased in.

I guess this is appropriate. The left side tells you what the rules are, and the right side breaks them.  I will be breaking the rules on the left and center sides soon enough though.

 I'm loving my new porch.  It is a convenient way to take photographs outdoors even if the shadows from the railing gets in the pictures.  It will be painted or sealed this summer. Right now, I'm thinking about painting all but the floor white, but haven't decided what to do with the floor yet.

To get the story behind each block, click on the Quilty Project 365 label below this post.

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Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your circles are looking amazing! I love that you are breaking rules. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Lisa J. said...

This is looking great Shasta and your porch is a great place to take photos. I often use either the back or front porch depending upon the time of day myself.

Maker Joy said...

Your circles are looking great.

I'd recommend staining the floor. We had a white porch floor and it needed redoing much more frequently than when we had a porch floor that was stained a more natural wood colour.

Bev C said...

Hello Shasta,

Rules are meant to be broken, I love the additions you have made to your circles. Love the new porch, enjoy.

Happy days.

June D said...

Incredible - wonderful to see all these blocks. You are really working on a masterpiece.

Marle said...

I love your inredible blocks! They are so fantastic.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Awesome project, making a quilt that chronicles your life. I would never be able to keep up with such a project, but you are doing such a wonderful job! The blocks and the quilt so far are lovely.

audrey said...

It's a no-rules sort of quilt.:) Love your creative circles!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Everyone needs to break a rule once in a while.. :) That's a big commitment project but looks like you are having so much fun with it. I take pics on my deck too and sometimes the shadows get in the way but it adds an interesting look to the photos. Thanks so much for sharing your great blocks on MCM!

Ema N said...

Love your circles - look forward to seeing your circles each month!

Lindsay said...

Wow! This quilt looks like an incredible amount of work!

Karen's Korner said...

Some interesting days happening at your place.