I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, February 29, 2016

Quilty 365 February

Hi guys! Time for Quilty 365, Audrey's quiltalong, also known here as the Dotty quilt or Circles. There is a link up On Quilty Folks blog,HERE.

I began my Circles in November. The Dot for Feb 29 will be number 116.

We're about 1/3 of the way done? Here are all my dots so far.

As you can see in my pix one of the February Dots is missing. I faithfully make a square everyday, so one little guy is hiding somewhere!

I'm still using the various text and script backgrounds.

We had a lot of grey miserable days in February...

I finally found nice boxes for this project at Home Goods. The big box may hold all "365"squares in the end . (366?/ 380 in a 19 x 20 setting? / 400 in a 20 x 20 setting? Don't know yet.)

The smaller box holds the book/ diary, the jar lid template, a glue stick, a pen; and cut 4" grounds, some extra dots for busy days or obviously days like St Paddy's Day. I make a mess hunting for the daily choice, so I've resorted to pre-cutting circles when I have fabric out. But I only choose on the day of the diary entry.

I find I cannot sew a dot or even a couple each day. I usually sew about two weeks worth in one sitting, I have to set aside at least two hours. Just the sewing of the dots takes me 9 minutes for each. I estimate 20 minutes per Dot total, including finding fabric and background fabric, cutting, the sewing, pressing taking photos. Yes, I'm slow.

I am still enjoying this project. But I am happy thinking it is maybe 1/3 of the way done! Are you too?



gone to the beach....