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For March, Emily asked us to make improv Sawtooth Stars and to set them within our choice of improv pieces to make blocks approximately 8" x 16". And she asked us to use some pink.

The first thing I did was to sew an improv Sawtooth Star (my favorite traditional block). I couldn't decide on just one pink, so I chose a variety of pinks for the star with a pop of yellow, all set in a turquoise background.

Then I got to work on some improv piecing. I started with this row of pink squares. This is the playful stage of improv where I have no preconceived plans and I'm just putting parts together.

I decided to angle my irregular sawtooth star in my larger block and added sections to each side of it. Then I used my strip of improv squares to add to the top and bottom. I continued to build out from there until I got up to approximately 8" x 16". I'm excited to get this block in the mail to Emily.

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I'm having a wonderful time connecting with quilters and enjoying quilts here in Raleigh, North Carolina. I'll share more photos and stories once I'm home.

I'm giving two lectures while I'm here, Rules and Options of Planned Improv Piecing and Building a Color Palette. Thank you to everyone who is watching live at QuiltCon or from home!

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