>National Quilting Day and Friday Night Sew-In results

>Happy National Quilting Day! Today is also my the first day of Spring and my half-birthday, which means I’m six months away from the big 2-5. I’m still getting used to being 24. Weird.

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I got a ton of stuff done yesterday! It was the Friday Night Sew-In, but I sewed pretty much all day. I think I spent about 8 or 9 hours cutting and sewing.

I got all caught up on the pinwheel sampler quilt along. (Of course, Rachel posted a new block today!)

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block three

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block four

After that, I switched to whirlygigs:

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I managed to cut fabric and piece all twenty of my whirlygig blocks! I’m incredibly pleased with how they turned out. They were remarkably simple to put together, which was surprising because not only had I never made one before, I wasn’t following a tutorial. They will be about 8″ finished.

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For the second block of the Pinwheel Sampler Quilt-Along, Rachel included an amazing tutorial on taming the bulky seams in the center of the blocks. I honestly think I’m addicted to it. The way you press the seams gives the blocks a pretty cool effect. I used it for all my whirlygig blocks.

If you participated in the Friday Night Sew-In, what did you get done? How are you celebrating National Quilting Day and/or the first day of Spring?

In sale news: Natalia at Piece N Quilt is giving you 25% off your purchase using coupon code “Nationalquiltingday” through midnight tonight.

Leah at Burgundy Buttons is offering 10% off with the code “NQD” all weekend.

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