Monday, February 1, 2016

January Blues for Quilty 365

It's time once again to party with the Quilty 365 quilt along.  I'm linking up with my first month's worth of circles.  Thirty-one days' worth of blues.

I decided to do one color a month for my circles.  It was really fun to poke through the stash and scraps to find blue fabrics that caught my fancy.

Admittedly, I didn't make just one circle a day.  I did several at a time when the mood struck, and that turned out to be a good way of working for me.

A couple of my favorites from the month were the fussy cut house block...

And the bluebird.

But honestly, I like each and every one of them.  There is part of a repurposed '80s dress my sister gave me, a thrifted shirt or two, fabric from friends, and others with their own special story.

February's colors will be red and pink.  I haven't made one yet today so I better get busy.

Pop over to Audrey's blog, Quilty Folk, to explore the links.  It's fascinating to see the creative variations on the Quilty 365 theme.

Of course, when I think of the blues, I think of some great music.  I recently saw the band Lake Street Dive on Stephen Colbert's late night show.  Here's an earlier bluesy song by their amazing lead singer, Rachael Price.  Ooh, I'm telling you, that girl can sing! 


  1. Really like the colour theme scheme you've chosen, I hadn't considered keeping to a colour a month!
    A great idea :)

  2. Great idea, a color theme per month. Blues are classic. Thanks for sharing that bluesy song!

  3. Love the blhues, and your house circle is a winner!

  4. Those are some beautiful circles Paulette! Love the blues, both in fabric and in music.

  5. You've got some very happy circles there for January. I'm delighted you particularly enjoy the fussy cut house as that fabric is a bear to work with....which is why I was thrilled to share some with you. Yeah...I'm that kind of girl. Looking forward to seeing what you do for your 29 Feb circles.

  6. Love the blues, love the fussy cut house! Now I'm looking forward to your reds/pinks.

  7. The selective color per month really seems to work for some people. Yours are looking great, especially those fussy cut ones! I have only done one fussy cut circle so far. Not much fabric like that for me to work with!

  8. Ooohh -- you found yet another variation on Audrey's theme. One color per month -- are you going to stay with the scrappy cream backgrounds throughout? I really like what you've done so far.

  9. Hello, thank you for your kind comments on my blog. This project has connected so many of us, who would have thought simple circles of fabric could do that! I love your colour for ech month, and yes I cannot stop at one potato chip either. ....oh and as well as confessions of fabric bin rummaging, it appears we both have recently retired spouses.....whole different set of rules now I bet. Anyway lovely to meet you.

  10. Fun blocks! Thanks for the musical interlude, too!

  11. I love your idea of one colour per month.absolutely stunning :)


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