Friday, January 15, 2016

Daily Stitching

January is half over and it feels like I've been on a bit of a treadmill.  Mind you, there's no room for a treadmill in our little house, but trying to meet a fast-approaching hand quilting deadline can sure feel like it!  Getting close to completing the big stitch quilting on the giant hexie quilt, then it'll be on to the binding and label for an end-of-the month birthday.  So looking forward to having this one completed and being able to get on to a new project.  No new photos since it basically looks just like this last one, only with more of the same ...

I'm continuing to love that bit of respite each day when I stitch up the next Quilty 365 circle.  Teresa of A Quilt and a Prayer blog recently commented on how much she liked one of the reindeer circles from December, so I sent her the small piece of that fabric that remained from the fat quarter .. as a bribe encouragement to start her own Quilty 365 project.  A few days later she gifted me with a piece of this fabulous winter bird fabric - I love it!  Thanks so much Teresa!  I've already used it for two of this month's circles, and I'm sure the remainder will find its way into another project or two.
Hmm - not too good at keeping the camera angle straight on.   Anyhow, a few other favorites from this month's batch of quilty circles:

Have always loved these primitive house and barn sketches

Memories of whale-watching trips along the Oregon coast

Trying out a few different colors for background squares

Back in December Anna at Woolie Mammoth blog held a 12 Days of Christmas giveaway, and I was one of the lucky winners - of this book filled with yummy recipes and quilts in all my favorite colors. Thanks Anna!

Signing off for now - with luck my next post will have a first 2016 finish.  One can always hope!


  1. Love, love love the bird fabric.....and the different combos. The different effects with the background fabrics makes this so much fun to work with.
    The quilt is looking good....keep on a little each day and it will be a finish soon.

  2. Everyone's circles have been stitched with such wonderful fabrics. That little bird just fit in perfectly. Glad the end is in sight for your big stitch. The fan pattern is a great one to use. The quilt is going to be a fantastic birthday gift.

  3. The bird circles turned out SO cute!!! I'm so happy you could use them. I'm playing in my fabrics today, choosing 15 since my "start date" was supposed to be January 1 LOL :-) Happily, I already have a couple because of the wonderful reindeer print!!

  4. You have made wonderful progress on the hand quilting!
    The birds are very sweet--that sounds so like Teresa.

  5. Your quilting looks so yummy on that cuddly quilt! And I love seeing your variety of circle blocks!

  6. Me gustan tus circulos.



  7. There's no way to rush hand quilting, but it sounds like you will get to the end soon, and it does look beautiful.

  8. Your Quilty 365 blocks are lovely!

  9. If I tried making circles, they would be terrible. Bravo you brave girl :)


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