A New Project for the New Year

by Stephanie on January 3, 2017

in applique,Hand Sewing and Quilting,Pebble 365

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I don’t recall when I first came across this idea, but it’s a good one. And especially tempting when one variation or another popped up in my social media a couple of weeks before the end of the year. With New Year close enough to make the idea of embarking on a year-long, one-block-a-day project seem like a good one, I jumped in and started prepping a project box, ready to go on Jan. 1.

The plan, as as adapted to my inclinations and stash, is to applique a free-form circle — no template, just cut with scissors from pretties in the scrap bin — onto a 4.5″ blue background square every day in 2017.

I’m calling this project “Pebble 365.” Here’s Pebble #1, stitched up on the morning of January 1st:


Pebble #2:


I am in love with the wonky imperfection of these circles. Enthusiasm is high. Perhaps recklessly so, given that this plan overlooks the fact that my track record for following through on any kind of something-a-day is abysmal.

I’m telling myself that even if I only get a few of these done they’ll come together in a lovely way. And now, if you’ll excuse me, Pebble #3 awaits my thread and needle.



1 tracy January 3, 2017 at 6:51 am

This will be beautiful! Love the idea and the colors.

2 Willa Downes January 9, 2017 at 10:52 am

What fun!!! Hope you will post pictures as you go through the year – sounds like a fun journey!!!

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