Monday, February 29, 2016

Diary Quilt - My Version of Quilty 365

I've been doing a good job keeping up with my plan to cut a strip a day to reflect a year of my life. I began this mid-November last year after reading about Audrey's project featuring circles, Quilty 365. I have almost four columns at this point. There will be a total of 13 when I've circled back around to November this year.


There have only been a few days when I've had a struggle to choose what felt like an appropriate print for the day. I have quite the selection of novelty prints. They've been a big help. For example, one day I spent quite a bit of money online and the next day I made Ohio Star blocks.



Here's a section where I worked on a basket quilt, bought a new print, then bound the teal and cream quilt that we sent to Ohio for our F2F playmate. I had quite the headache the day after that.



Audrey started her circle project by pulling from her scrap bin exclusively. I've chosen instead to pull from my stash, wherever the right print might be found. Others have put their own personal spin (pardon the pun!) on Quilty 365. Audrey is hosting a link party so you can click over to here and see who else is playing along and how they're participating.

Now the question is, what to do for Leap Day? ;- )


8 comments:

  1. I like your idea of a strip a day. You have a nice collection. I enjoyed looking at your finishes and project below too!

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  2. I love your version, and would have to say from my own experience with similar projects it's likely to be much more achievable than anything which requires more sewing for each day. Keep it simple is a good approach to these. Keep going!! You'll love it when you've finished.

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  3. I really like this idea. I don't think I'd have enough different fabrics in my stash though to make it work. Right now it doesn't look like you're repeating fabrics, do you think you might at some point?

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  4. Surely there must be something in your novelty stash which can be used to symbolise the Leap? I really love the collection of symbolic prints you've used so far, very clever and witty!

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  5. Well, you certainly have a unique collection of novelty prints. So much fun "reading" your monthly diary.

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  6. Great selection of of novelty prints! This is already a fun looking quilt. Lots to keep looking at.:)

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  7. Great idea. I think all the personalizing that I've seen is really making this a wonderful project.

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