After having a very lazy Saturday I was very busy on Sunday. I was working on one project after another and got to the grocery store too!
First off – 365 circles – yes I’m jumping into that project. I got two blocks done – one a day is the goal of this project. I decided against reverse applique and just do circles the way I normally do. Cut the circle, gather around the edges & place a mylar circle in place, pull it tight and give it a little shot of spray starch, press, take circle out and press back down. I have a tutorial on the side bar from some years back if you need more detail.
I made these two.
Here they are with the Wagon’s West block that I had been working on – this section is now pressed and working on the outside ring. To make sure the circle is in the center for the “365 circles” quilt I fold in half and half again and press – same with the circle – pin in place – applique and then press the lines out.
Here they are pressed and on the wall. I am using 5 inch charm squares so finished size will be 4.5 inches.
I cut the backing out which leaves enough for small circles and what is left of the charm square that can be cut in strips can possibly be made into more circles – if I use the strips I would machine stitch them and then press seams open, cut the circle and make as all the rest are – just an idea for now – the circles do not all have to be alike for this project – make as you desire – that goes for size too. I am linking to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.
I have the batting, backing and Diamonds are Forever all ready to go on the frame – for now rolled up and on the floor.
Floral Fantasy has been rolled down for the last time and this part was finished on Saturday night – it will be done sometime this week.
What are you up to today?