It’s that time again – time to consider March – A – Long for the year 2017.
For the past several years I have “hosted” March – A – Long for the month of March.
This is an encouragement to sew/quilt/design/dream/read/shop …. about quilting for 15 minutes a day for the month of March!
Last year I made myself for the month of March focus specifically on Free Motion Quilting. I would like to replicate that this year if I can.
Feel free to join a long, which is why I call it an “-A-Long”, so we can all work together on furthering our quilting goals.
I always offer a chance for others to participate. Either here as a comment, or on the Scientific Quilter page on FaceBook. I can also be found on Twitter or Instagram. I haven’t been super active anywhere but the Twilters! group on FB, but I promise to check in these other places for the month of March during the March A Long.
You can either find me as scientificquilt (twitter), or scientificquilter (instagram). I make a pledge to post weekly during March A Long. Most years I am pretty close to “on the nose” on this.
I may do short audio like last year. That was sorta fun. At the current moment, I can’t remember where my audio ants are stored, but we might see if we can find it sometime before the end of the month. Maybe sooner than that, even.
I know for at least for a while, if I don’t have anything else to do, I can always remove the paper from this quilt.
I think there are 99 blocks here, with several seams in each. I used regular paper too, which while I was sewing them together, wasn’t a bad idea. It’s cheaper, easier to access than the “made for paper piecing” paper that I have purchased in the past. But, the ripping out stage isn’t really quite as much fun.
Actually, neither was the “sewing all the lines together” part.
My goals are three fold this month:
- Finish up this quilt top to see if I need borders. I wish I had more of the blue background to float some borders, I have just the idea for those. But, alas I do not, so this quilt may go with or without borders.
- Get as many small quilts free motion quilted as possible. I still have a small stack of quilts, some of which are basted and ready to go.
- Create adequate backing for other quilts I have been working on that have tops but not bottoms.
Anyway, I always enjoy hearing about others’ March-A-Long progress. State goals and successes here or other places you can find me!
Ready, Set, Quilt …. March along you little quilters! Drop & give me 20 …. stitches!