Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Quilty 365 - Changing Direction

In the month of May, I finished sewing 4 more of my Quilty 365 weekly blocks.  



 Not even halfway through the year, and I am finding myself no longer enjoying this project.  So I think it is time to make a plan for finishing it.  I knew going in that I might not be able to stick with it.










Right now I have twenty 12" blocks completed.  Here is how they look up on the design wall.  I think its present size and the fact that there are lots of novelty prints used to make the circles, that this will make a great charity quilt for a kid's organization.


I do like how it is turning out so I am really glad I did the project!


So in June, I will still be appliqueing circles but they will be made into these rectangular blocks.



These units will be used to complete a top and side border so that the circles go around the entire outer edge of the quilt.  Right now I just need 22 more circles - certainly doable by the end of June!




Linking Up:

Quilty Folk (Quilty 365)




22 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that will look good for a finish!! I really like how you are designing this quilt. I know a lot jumped in and tired of it - I will start quilting mine in the fall.

sewyouquilt2 said...

I too have been waylaid on this project but I am hoping after my busy time I can resume working on it. Yours is going to be a gorgeous quilt for someone!

Scrap and quilts said...

I love your layout. The big HSTs blocks were a great idea for breaking up the circles. Good luck with your goal. ;^)

Valerie Reynolds said...

I too love the layout and the half squared triangle blocks!! Hmmmm I totally LOVE the fact that you just admitted to being burned out and are going to wrap it up...thus it doesn't become a long forgotten WIP!! Now ya have me thinking...maybe I'll make myself a summer series of dots now that I have more time...and today is June 1st. One dot a day? right? :)V (Today's would be a school bus...as it's the last day of school and tomorrow a picture of my toes as I go get my summer pedicure!!)

SandraC said...

When I first read that you were ending this project, I was surprised....but then I remembered that I, myself, have been giving myself "permission" this year to not continue projects I don't enjoy anymore. What a load off one's shoulders! Good for you!....and what a beautiful quilt you have made!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

A great plan and a great purpose for a project you're no longer in love with. Someone will love it!

Jayne said...

If you are no longer enjoying it, you are doing the right thing by ending it!! There is no need to torture yourself doing something that isn't fun any more!

Libby in TN said...

It was a great concept, sorry to see it end. But I applaud your courage to admit you've fallen out of love with it.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I absolutely LOVE your interpretation of the Quilty 365 Project!! When you said you were calling it quits, I wondered if you might finish the quilt off EXACTLY how you've chosen. Happy stitching!! I'll be looking forward to seeing the completed quilt.

Heidi said...

Your blocks look great, and I love your plan to border it with more dots. On the home-stretch now!

Ann said...

I like your layout! Such fun to see how differently everyone makes these.

Lara B. said...

Wow, when you change direction, you do it with Pizazz Cyndy! This will make someone very happy to receive it!

Kate said...

It's a really fun quilt. You came up with a great plan to finish all those off and not end up with a UFO you didn't want to finish.

Kathy's A Quilter said...

I. LOVE. THIS!

Charlotta said...

You are so smart! It will make a beautiful quilt with lots of movement, color, and interest. And good for you for nor continuing with a project which no longer makes you happy, because if you're not having fun, you're going something wrong.

Sisbabestitches said...

Oh this looks fabulous! I really love the addition of the circle border. Well done on tapping in and picking up you aren't enjoying it, and choosing to finish up in an easy way :) Love the idea of it being a charity quilt, brilliant :)

Rachel said...

I am sorry to hear that it is no longer fun, but kudos to you for recognizing that and wrapping it up. I really liked your design, and it's going to be a great quilt as is!

the zen quilter said...

I was just commenting that it takes real dedication to make a circle a day, which is why I didn't try it. I love what you're doing with the circles, however - very fun.

Jasmine said...

What a great children's quilt. I think it will be the perfect size.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

I do love your version of this concept! And a kiddies quilt will be a wonderful alternative result!

Clare M said...

I agree with all the comments Cynthia, and love this bright fun quilt that will bring much joy to some lucky recipient. It seems to be a good trend that we quilters are giving ourselves permission to say we're changing course and this quilt is not coming with us lol. I need to do this with lots if ufos

Ruth said...

Sounds like a great plan. Glad you enjoyed the process and are allowing yourself to move on from it! I could do with that approach myself on a project or two!

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