Saturday, March 5, 2016

February Quilty365

I'm behind on my circles this month. Way behind. Finishing these will catch me up through February, a total of 118 circles. You can see only five are sewn. Ah, well. There are more Red Circle days in my future.

Circles to be finished for February
Since I'm so far behind, I decided to run some Google searches for inspiring circle quilts. Here's some eye candy - two whole fists full! Hopefully this will boost my energy to get back on track.
  1. Malka Dubrawsky made Twinkle Twin. Such a happy quilt.
  2. Karen Costello Soltys designed Japanese Circles on dark backgrounds.
  3. Kevin Kosbab used a pattern in American Patchwork and Quilting to quilt Verner with two different sized circles.
  4. Holly DeGroot designed at least two baby quilts of circle blocks.
  5. Brigette Heitland created a sophisticated quilt with circles inside circles.
  6. Anorina appliqués cheerful circles on black and white squares.
  7. EDIT: I found the quiltmaker and she has a glorious body of work. Timna Tarr's O Happy Day and Portrait of Flora both juried into the 2011 Cincinnati International Quilt Festival. The colorful background squares of the first are just as effective as the circle in circle on black of the second. Such different styles. Which would you choose? 
  8. If you haven't yet started your circles, Lulu has a pattern for Googly Eyes, an offset circle in a larger circle. Looks like eyes or olives, your choice.
  9. Connie Brown mixed circles and squares in V-Spot Target Attack
  10. Shirley made Bubbles II with circles that touch each other rather than being appliquéd onto single size squares.
Linking up to Audrey's Quilty365 for March. There are many great progress photos. Take a look.

Guess what? My computer is back. Hooray. And there's still a bit more time to add something to the Kaleidoscope of Butterflies link up Cathy and I started to celebrate and educate about these essential insects in severe decline.

Enjoy the day,

19 comments:

  1. Lots of eye candy in your circles. Thanks for sharing the links!

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    1. It was interesting to find so many. I'd never noticed them before.

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  2. I've had to do some catching up too! Your circles are great.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. Hopefully we'll both catch up this month. :-)

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  3. Some great circle inspiration there, many thanks!
    I am catching up after finishing off my first 80+ blocks.
    Making this next batch very different to my first batch hopefully

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    1. Seeing so many lovely quilts has recharged my batteries. I look forward to seeing your evolution.

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  4. Thanks for the circle quilt links - I'm off to check them out . . .

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    1. Enjoy, Julie. Lots of different ways to piece the tops.

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  5. Oh thank you so much for linking to the circle quilts! So many great ideas there. The colors we choose for our circles definitely makes a difference in the outcome of our quilt! Of course I knew that, but now it's got me to wondering...

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    1. Thanks for starting us on this journey, Audrey. It does help to jave some setting variations. And to see how much difference the fabrics make.

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  6. I also say a big thank you for your google search. Great inspirations.

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    1. Yes, Doris. They're getting my juices going, too.

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  7. Such a vibrant choice of fabrics, your circles looks great!!

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    1. Thanks, Maryse. I enjoy yours so much. Can't believe I didn't set mine on red.

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  8. Lovely collection of circles and thanks for the links to other circle sites!

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    1. Thanks, Maureen. I hope you enjoy the links.

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  9. Thank for the list - I shall investigate! Happy circle catching up.

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  10. I am so behind on this I don't know if I can save it, but all your links may be what I need to get myself going again.

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