Debbie at Stitchin' Therapy had a great idea of offsetting the blocks rather than lining them up straight across, which I immediately borrowed for this photoshoot. They seem to be more interesting this way, to my eye. Here are all the circles I've completed so far, with the newest ones on the left, placed on the design wall vertically by weeks. I finally had to remove the spare basket blocks from the design wall since these babies are quickly taking over!
I began stitching circles on November 9, and there are 53 circles made through December 31. Seems like I've been binging on dark circles so far ... will need to work harder at finding more light/bright fabrics to use. That will probably occur naturally when spring arrives, don't you think? My circles are pretty much plain-Jane, especially compared with some of the more creative participants in this group. It's been so much fun to see all the originality happening with this simple concept! While I'd hoped to make the circles completely from the various scrap bags and bins, there are already a few instances where a somewhat larger piece of a favorite fabric has been cut into. And there will definitely be repeats of the same fabric before all 366 or so are completed!
A few of my favorites from December:
So, here's the thing - there's still time to join in the fun. Several of my blogging friends have decided to begin on January 1, a great way to begin a new year. That little bit of time every afternoon or evening with a hand stitching project is so relaxing! After 50-plus circles I can see my needle-turn applique skills slowly improving, though there's obviously still room for much more improvement! You can check out some really creative takes on this project by heading over to Audrey's Quilty 365 linky party right here.
January 1 - Happy New Year!