Thursday, February 21, 2019

More Circle Blocks

It is a quilty lottery for you to come visit my blog. You never know what you are going to get. Is it going to be an improv quilt or a traditional quilt. Bright funky colors or calm subdued colors?  Neatness or casual?  Let's spin the wheel, shall we?

Here are a few more circles I made for my circle 365 project.

Circle Block 259

As you may know, I've been working on cutting up my shoe-box of scraps. One of the scraps I found was this little circle, and knew immediately that I had cut it into a circular shape for the Quilty 365 project.  It is a long term project where I am making 365 or thereabouts blocks that look like circles if you squint at them long enough. I would say something about a block a day or something like that, but you and I both know that would be a lie. I don't know if the original intention was to add something else to this block or not, but the new intention is to leave it small and simple.

Circle Block 260

While I was at it, I figured I might as well make a few more, and before long, I had to make five to make them blog worthy. I saw a quilt that had these kinds of open circles yesterday on my blog travels. A normal person would call them rings. I'm sure they were better arranged than these, but I don't use fusible for these so the sewing machine tends to overrule my decisions about where the circles are placed.

Circle Block 261

The red and green scraps are from the Islamic Tile quilt.  This background and the gold is in the Butterfly Wreath and probably also in Life of Plenty.


Circle Block 262

These oranges are in Ringo Lake (now known as Sorrento) and the scraps are cut up for Fourth Rail (formerly known as Four Rails). This  idea is from a free quilt pattern I found yesterday in my blog travels. I've done suns before on this quilt, but I needed to do the sun dance yesterday because it was so cloudy and dreary, and it worked! It is sunny today.


Circle Block 263

This one is clearly from Butterfly Wreath. I had some extra HSTs and thought they would be perfect for this quilt. I was going to piece the sashing, but since the circle is applique, I figure the whole block could be applique.

My elementary school teacher friends celebrate 100 days, but I am pretty sure it is 100 days into the school year and not 100 days left.  I am so close to having only 100 "days" left!

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  Can I get a Whoop Whoop! It's a big deal to get started on these blocks again.


Nancy in NV-wheres the dude at blogspot said...

I love your wild blocks! All so unique. This is going to be an awesome quilt one day. Can't wait to see it.

Robin said...

So creative, there is no end to what you can do with quilting. I think that's why I like it so much.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I'm glad that I happened back to your blog today! I really like your fresh take on the Quilty 365 project. Perhaps, I really AND do this project someday!

Unknown said...

I like the free and easy look of these.

Karrin Hurd said...

Great blocks, I like crazy!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

These are wonderful! Now I am missing my Quilty 365 project. Perhaps it is time to start another. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kate said...

Love how playful these blocks are. I really like the one with the multiple rings.

Judy Martin said...

It will be interesting to see what happens with these joyful blocks.


Emily said...

It's true, you do have a lot of different quilting styles and that's what makes you interesting to follow. You're right that I never know what I'm going to see and I like that!