Thursday, September 1, 2016

Circles for Quilty 365


I haven't joined in for a few months.  But circles have been front and center on the design wall.  I reached 175 before my health issues and pneumonia dropped me.    This is a partial group of selected circles......theme of birds, blooms and winged things.    Several blogging friends sent me fabrics and blocks and I wanted to feature them in this small version.   The larger circles just evolved for some variety/interest.


    I had a couple of questions about this larger circle.  It was a play time experiment back at the first of the year.  Technique used is fused collage of florals.  The fussy cut parts were fused down and then stitched in place.  I had intended to try a couple more, but that might not happen for a while, so better to use it here.  
   My stitching may not be perfect....but better done than not.  I only have three rows assembled so far.....with hopes of the next section this weekend.  I have practiced stitching and having control of the fabric this week, by stitching strings, wonky blocks and a few 4 patches.  So I hope to be up to the task.  
And this photo gives a close up of some of these very special circles.


  As my health improves, and hands get better, I do plan on adding to my circles.  My original goal was 300, and I think I could make it eventually.  I need something to work towards and this will be it  for now.  
Happy stitching.

20 comments:

  1. I've loved that large fused circle from the very first. This is going to be a very special quilt for you. You're making great progress in your recovery though I know it seems excruciatingly slow. Think of you every day and so happy to see how well you're doing.

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  2. It's so good to see you back Debbie! I hope you continue improving and get all your strength, ability and energy back. What a frightening experience.
    The large floral circle is lovely! I also love that Charlie Harper cardinal.

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  3. I'm not that great at machine applique, like in your large circle. Yes, better 'done' is my motto. I do my best, but, if I waited for perfection, nothing would get stitched. Almost perfect is fine with me.

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  4. Great to hear from you! Photos and all! Woo-hoo! Keep on stitching!

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  5. I think the large circles add a lot of interest to the quilt. It makes me look around more to see the other smaller ones too more than if they were all small.

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  6. Definitely the larger circles need to be in there!! It's good to have a goal to try for, and the 365 circles can be done in small slots here and there as you feel able. Pleased you are making progress!

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  7. I'm glad you've picked the circle quilt to work towards and I know those blocks are very special to you. It's so good to have you blogging again. We missed you so much. {{{HUGS}}}

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  8. My goodness that is a lot of circles! How big are they? I, too, like a few larger circles in there for a little break and added interest.

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  9. It is so good to see you back and sewing again. It sounds like wonderful OT. Here's hoping for getting better soon!

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  10. Your circles ares so beautiful --each one like a little jewel.

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  11. Your circles ares so beautiful --each one like a little jewel.

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  12. I know what it's like to be felled by health issues. Glad you're able to do more now. I really like the variety you've introduced with the sizes of your circles.

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  13. I can't tell you how happy these posts make me, seeing you improving and sewing again is wonderful.

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  14. So very glad to see that you are able to do some sewing again. The large fused circle is gorgeous! Although this is your circle quilt, you may always remember it as the OT quilt. It will show your progress in stitching. Happy stitching! ~Jeanne

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  15. Love that appliqued butterfly and flowers on the circle!
    Mine have stalled a little too, my excuse is that my 'Creative Gene' needed to complete my scrappy hexi cover - must have started it 3 years ago I think - but its finally in the backed and quilting stage! Now if I could just have another 6 weeks off work - with at - I might get it finished!

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  16. Happy to see you giving the circles a try. "Done is better than perfect" is a hard concept for many of us quilters to accept so bravo to you for moving forward. As others of said getting back to quilting is part of your therapy and so much better than sitting around feeling sorry for yourself. We're all rooting for you.

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  17. So sorry about your health. The good thing is these circles are fairly simple so they should go fast when you're ready to get back to them.:)

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  18. You have some pretty circles there and well done on starting to put them together....something I need to tackle.

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  19. Really love your circles, and the larger ones are so pretty too!

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  20. Debbie, are you able to collect the Mrs. Claus doll quilts this year? I just realized they are due and only have one finished. TY

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