I'm so excited to start joining together the components of my 2016 Daily Stitch Project into a large piece. It's like quilting where the individual squares are nice, but the real magic happens when they start interacting with one another. Sometimes I have to let go of a special frayed edge, but that's the way it goes. I especially like when a block that was somewhat plain on its own really enhances those around it, or when one picks up the colors of the adjacent one and they form a new design. They play so nicely together.
Because the strips are so long, the process involves laying all the components out on the carpet and rearranging until I'm happy. I decided on 2 long sections for each month, but they are still ending up about 6 ft. long. I may break that down to 3 shorter sections for each month. I got the idea of putting casings on top of each strip and using a simple rod so I could move them around easily. That way I could do seasonal clusters if I don't have space for the whole year to hang at the same time.
These are from Feb. 2016:
I didn't bother posting any individual pieces this month since they are still black and white and very similar to Jans. but here are a few of the segments.