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:

  1. 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.

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  2. 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!

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

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  4. 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!!)

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  5. 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!

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

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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

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

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

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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 :)

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  16. 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!

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  17. 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.

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

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

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  20. 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

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  21. 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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