There was a National Quilt Day Sew-in on Twitter over the weekend. For me it was the first time in a couple of weeks where I had a substantial block of time to sew. While I was focused in that I concentrated on my projects vs. spending a lot of time on social media  I flitted from project to project but that is what I do.

I quilted:DSCN3864 (800x600)_wm

This is a donation quilt that I finally finished quilting!

I cut: DSCN3832 (800x600)_wm I am finding I actually have time to sew in bits and pieces during the Veteran Quilt Sew-in I host once a month so I cut fabric for star bI made use of leaders and enders: 

DSCN3850 (800x407)_wmThe veteran quilts are for the We Honor Veteran’s organization and there are leftover 2 1/2 inch squares from the various quilts everyone is making. I am using those as leaders and enders to make more quilts. This is my third one. Stories over here.

I quilted some more: DSCN3852 (800x600)_wm

As part of the Quilt It Challenge, this is the front of the block for March. It it not completed. I  wanted to practice straight line stitching with FMQ, now I am waiting for inspiration for the next step.

The back of the quilted block:

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I love how the quilting stands out on the block and I just noticed a couple of areas that I need to add another line of echoing.

I basted: DSCN3862 (800x574)_wm

This quilt is from Kimberly Einmo’s Mystery Quilt class over on Craftsy.

I pieced:

DSCN3846 (800x629)_wmThese are Sarah’s Choice blocks, pieced and ready for the next quarter’s Quilt it Challenge.

I pieced some more:DSCN3867 (800x569)

These are the triangles left over from piecing the flying geese units in the above blocks. They will become a mini quilt or something, just couldn’t see potential 1/2 square triangles go to waste.

I hand pieced:

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These are 3/4 inch hexagons for a doll quilt.

 I marked:

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This is a kit I purchased for a table runner. It doesn’t look too promising right now, but I know I need to give it time.

And I shopped:

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The words “sale” and “fabric” in one place (LQS) is a no brainer.

My last few weekends have been very busy and it was very nice to have some time to spend in my studio. Sew-in or no sew-in.

Enjoy the journey, Jackie