Monday, 29 February 2016

February 29, Leap Year Day of Creativity.

I decided to partake in the 365 Project which is making a block a day for a year.  This year has 366 days as it is a Leap Year so I finally decided to get started on February 18, the anniversary of my maternal grandfather's birthday.
 I started with tracing, cutting and using a heat resistant Mylar circle to turn my edges.
 Then I started stitching some down onto light backgrounds.
 I decided to also use some dark backgrounds.  To jump start me I used a charm square collection of Paper and Ink.
 By the end of the weekend I had a fair showing of circles done.
 Yesterday morning February 28 I decided to place what I'd done up on my design wall and see where I was at...Still needed some more to get caught up.
 So I continued stitching through the Oscar presentations.  I was now cutting backgrounds from my own black and white collection.  Having fun combining circles with backgrounds. Pencils on script fabric and nautilus shapes on a Parisian background.
 Lights on dark, and brights on white.
 Sewing related themes together.
 Teacups with lemons.  Sky images like a portal to the stars.
 These are randomly placed onto the design wall.
 Some are a great contrast and some are more subtle.
 Having fun is the important feature.
 Dragonfly sun on a garden motif.
 Bananas floating on French words.
 Horses galloping against a starry night with chairs against a newsprint.
 Different forms of transportation.
 Crescent moons and sunglasses.
 Whimsical bird on an ant background.
 Another crescent moon beside a fiery sun.
 Frolicking rabbits.
 Images of flowers, scripts, music and scissors.
 Some of my favourite colours. Lions behind a yellow sun.
 Sand, pencils, words and turquoise.
 Mannequins and old style televisions.  We had one very similar.
 Well I needed 60 to be caught up for today.  Count and you see I overachieved and made 66!  Guess I get to take a few days off before starting one a day.
If you are interested hop over to Quilty Folk's Quilty 365 A Year Long Quilting Journey for suggestions and information.

Today, March 1 I'm linking up with Quilty Folk's Quilty Linkup Party.


The little book of Nessie said...

Your circles are looking great. I like the background fabrics. Enjoy your coming Spring weather. Regards, Nessie

Sheila said...

Wow , it looks great , fun project and I admire your ambition. Are you doing hand applique?

Anna Bates said...

you are rockin' and rollin"!!!!

WoolenSails said...

Those are so fun with all the different fabrics.


Susan said...

Good progress! That's a lot of circles. You should be caught up soon!

barbara woods said...

yours is so colorful, if i were doing it i would use bright ones to that seems to be all i buy

Quilting Babcia said...

Fabulous and fun! I love your variety of fabrics and the way you are linking circles with backgrounds is just wonderful.

audrey said...

Great backgrounds--love that every other dark and light! Your circles are very fun and whimsical.:)

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Sandi! YOur project looks great! So beautiful fabrics and I like how you use different colours and prints also for the background. x Teje

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love your use of light and dark. It gives the project a whole different look. The horses galloping in a night sky made me smile.