"Joy in the Evening" is my version of the "Joy in the Morning" quilt pattern by Gayle Bong, which featured yellow as the background for the bright squares. I went with a deep teal/almost navy blue instead.
Interestingly, it's what I used in one of my earliest quilts, a Bonnie Hunter Chunky Churndash, which remains one of my favorites. I was happy to find that fabric was still available at Jo-Ann.
The flimsy measures about 51-1/2 x 61-1/2. It'll be a happy little quilt!
On the Quilty 365 project, I've found it difficult to make one circle a day—as in just one.
They're kind of like potato chips in that way. So much fun!
I've decided to do all the circles in one color per month. January is blue (or mostly blue).
There may be a month (or two) of "multi" as the color, or "anything goes."
In scrounging around for light backgrounds, I took some light squares out of part of a charm pack Marei had included in her fabulous scrappy treasure box. Since the rest of my backgrounds had been prewashed, I hand-washed and dried the dozen or so charm squares as well.
Interesting to note the amount of shrinkage. The prewashed squares are on the left for comparison.
They lost on average about 1/4 inch in length along the grain line and 1/8 inch in width.
Now I wouldn't prewash a whole pack of charm squares if I was making something with them all, but I'm glad I did it for the handful of charm squares I'll use in this project, to hopefully minimize puckering around the appliqued circles.
Have you ever prewashed your precuts? Feel free to 'fess up!
Linking to: Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?