I've been following the recent popularity of Quilty 365 to make one circle a day for a year. Hop on over to Quilty Folk's blog to see what the buzz is all about. My best "think time" is when I'm out for an early morning walk and that's when I decided to give circles a try though not one per day.
The fabrics I wanted to use were ones I hand-marbleized many years ago with several quilters including Judy Dales.
We had spent an afternoon outside experimenting with color and technique.
I ordered Karen Kay Buckley's Bigger Perfect Circles and got down to business.
I have a large stash of solids which I hardly ever use many of which belonged to my mother so we're talking vintage 60s at best.
I started cutting 3-1/2" circles and 4-1/2" squares of contrasting fabrics. I haven't yet decided if I'll applique by hand or machine.
I just kept adding to the mix. This is so not me, lol!
The next bunch of circles and fabrics are ready to go. I'll continue to cut all the marbleized fabric until it's gone and plan to not duplicate any of the solids.
Thinking ahead to fabric for the backing, the one on the left might be a good possibility as it's bright pink and gold. I'll see if I can incorporate the fabric on the right somewhere.
I'm off to my sewing room :)
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