Do you agree with my philosophy? New year = new project? I’ve been thinking about this one for quite a while, in fact ever since Audrey posted about her Quilty 365 Journey which involves making a circle block a day for a year. I wanted to join in straight away, but it was all a bit too hard at the end of the year. Now Christmas is over and it’s much more relaxed; what better time to start than 1st January.
I had discussed this idea with GJ not long after I’d seen Audrey’s post, so we brainstormed one December afternoon and between us we hatched a plan!
See these bundles?
They are luscious packs of plains bought from Treehouse Textiles
Hmmm, I just love colour! These are to be our backgrounds and we’ve decided to use our
huge piles not so meagre accumulations of Liberty and feed sack fabrics for the circles.
And being the delightful friend she is, GJ cut double her Liberty when she started her prep a couple of weeks ago, so I have some pre-cut circles already. They’re going to look gorgeous, aren’t they?
The plains are a little over 9″ wide, so we decided to cut 9″ squares
and cross cut them into 4.5″ squares
So that’s what I did this morning and I now have a delicious pile of 4.5″ squares
and as it’s day 1, it’s time to get started on the first block
(I found all sorts of things in my clean up; the Liberty needle case is most appropriate and the orange buddy case matches beautifully; accoutrements all set!)
A little appliqué later……..First block done!
I’m now going to prep some more blocks, ready for each day’s appliqué. Nice, easy, no-think sewing.
Thanks Audrey, this will be fun! Anyone else joining in?