It feels strange to not have a mini quilt to post on this final day of January. So, my mini circle a day blocks will have to do. After searching my tin inventory, I decided on this Roy Rogers reproduction tin.
When each month is finished, they will reside in this old shoe box. (yes, I save all boxes, it is in my DNA).
After I applique them down I press them "flat" and trim each block to exactly 3". I made this special trimming ruler by taking an old worn out 6" favorite and taping the circle to the back as a guide.
Now, they are all evenly centered - easy peasy!
This is what 31 circle blocks looks like.
On to February!! Hope you sew something that makes you happy today!
I too have all those circles from Audrey's quilt along! Hmmmm...great idea you have there! Also, I bought a copy of quiltmania, and there you were! I loved it!ReplyDelete
coming along nicely....always good to be organized...love the lunchbox!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous lunchbox! A treasure for sure, and so good that it is being used. A lot of cutting going on here with fabrics scattered throughout - to the kitty's delight. No sewing until I can clean up my cutting mess. February brings longer days, yay for February!ReplyDelete
Awesome Roy Roger's lunch box. Keeping anything in there would be special. Love the idea of the wool hiding the seam allowance.ReplyDelete
The little blocks look so even and efficient. Reassuring somehow. . .ReplyDelete
You have brilliant ideas and you quilt in fun style Wendy! You hosted the minis for years and we have you to thank for that! And it's OK to move on;). Hope you are staying warm in beautiful Maine!ReplyDelete
What a great tip for lining up and squaring the blocks! Love it 😊 I have 31 circles cut and edges turned under but ,alas, did not get them stitched down😐 loved this post!ReplyDelete
How fun to open up your lunchbox every day and play with circles! Great technique tip, too!ReplyDelete
So many lovely circles and such great ideas for perfecting them!ReplyDelete
So fun to see your process... thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I really miss the mini party... did anyone volunteer to continue it?
What a classy way to store your circle blocks! And your method for getting them centered and squared up evenly is brilliant. If anyone EVER can convince me to applique circles on squares, I hope I remember that. LOLReplyDelete
You were a great motivator for our monthly minis, and I really enjoyed it. Thank you for the encouragement--and the "no judgement" zone!
You are the circle queen! I adore that lunchbox. it is so charming and perfect for circles.ReplyDelete
What a great little project and I love your Roy Rogers tin! I'm a container person, too. Your method of squaring up those circle blocks is very clever. I always enjoy seeing what you are working on :) Stay warm during this Arctic blast!ReplyDelete
Your circles look fantastic Wendy, I admire your perseverence. I made a few a while back and stalled ... I am a serial pest when it comes to starting and stalling new things!ReplyDelete
Hope you have a great weekend
Wow that was from 2016?!?!? So funny that you and Barb are looking at them again. I too picked up my circles last week.ReplyDelete
You are a woman after my own heart with your love of boxes, Wendy. No one in my family seems to understand....ReplyDelete
Such tiny circles!