Monday, July 31, 2017

The First Six Months (Quilty 365)

Here are my first 6 months of circles sewn into their rows.  I have 15 rows of 12 squares...each square finished at 4 inches.  Right now, they are in groups of four rows with one row of three strips for ease of quilting.  As things stand, I may be quilting this on my featherweight!  I do plan to add a narrow inner border and an outer border.

For the layout, I divided my circles into light and dark of each color and put the whites and neutral in the center.  I worked in a circle from the center and put them in order according to a basic color wheel. There were some surprises...a lot less red and green and more blues than I expected.

For those of you that might not be familiar with the Quilty 365 project, the object is to make one circle a day for a year.  Your circle might represent your feelings,  temperature, or even scrap reduction.  I've done it all and also marked some holidays.  We link up on the first of  every month at
Daisy and Jack Handmade.

I've been making my circles with a fusible which is then turned forming a circle which has less points than if I tried to do basic  needle turn applique...arthritis has made my fingers fairly stiff.  In my first Quilty 365 post, I showed how I did this.  All my Quilty posts are labelled, so if you want to see a closer view of  them, just click the label.

Another view

Linking with
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag
Oh Scrap at Quilting is more fun than housework
Daisy and Jack Handmade


  1. great fabrics and I admire your perseverance I started a similar project decades ago with appliquéd hearts I may have to search for them

    1. Thank you! I've seen some with hearts...they are beautiful! I hope that you decide to continue on.

  2. Your quilt is lovely, Jann! I love all those bright colors. Thanks for explaining about the 365 project, as I'd seen other bloggers referencing it and wondered what it was all about. Yours is one of the nicest versions I've seen. :-)

  3. This is going to be lovely. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  4. This is turning out beautifully. I made one for 2016 and loved doing it and missed if afterwards.

  5. Your Quilty 365 is turning out beautifully, Jann--hugs, Julierose

  6. Your circle quilt is going to be wonderful! I love all the bright colors and how you have arranged everything.

  7. Your circles are so pretty together! Love it!

  8. eeep love your circles Jan - don't they look so fabulous all together ♥ can't wait to put mine together too :) thanks for linking up xx

  9. I was so excited to see so many of your circles sewn together and beginning to look like a quilt. Love your placement using color. I haven't begun to sew mine together and am wondering how many quilts I should make with soooo many circles to use! I'm doubly impressed that your making plans for the 'quilting'. I NEED a plan!!!!

  10. I just recently heard of this concept. I'm thinking of making a temperature quilt for my adult son using stars. I am thinking of keeping the background or center consistent unless a new record is set and then changing whatever part I decide in that case. I love your circles. Great way to make them. I'd have a better chance of staying on task with your method than needle turn applique. Good luck and thanks for sharing. It's beautiful thus far.