First of the year, why not jump in on the Quilty 365 project?
Why not indeed!
I've watched along long enough. It's been fun seeing the daily circles folks are making. With the start of the new year, I started my own Quilty 365!
For the circle, it just so happened the inside of the painter's tape was about the right size. I traced the interior and made a little cardboard circle template.
I'm using the technique where you layer a piece of lightweight non-fusible interfacing on your fabric scrap, sew around the circle, trim the seam to 1/8 inch, slash the fusible layer and turn the whole circle through the slash and press it flat.
Doing it this way, you don't have to cut out two circles. You just trace your circle onto the interfacing, rough-cut it out, and pin it on top of your scrap (which is right side up). Then sew right on the traced line. All the trimming/cutting happens after you've done the sewing.
I machine appliqued the circle onto the square, flipped it over and trimmed away the fabric backing inside the circle as well as the lightweight fusible, to a 1/4-inch seam.
I'm intending to machine
applique the circles onto neutral or low-volume 4.5-inch squares. I had
to piece the first neutral square together, because the scrap of
leftover binding was too narrow otherwise. But those diagonal stripes
were too sweet to pass up! As for the circle, it's a cold winter day here, and the icy blue seemed appropriate, plus the whole circle (spiral) theme.
Linking to Quilty Folk for the January Quilty 365 Linkup.