No, they are not sewn together. I used a mishmash of scraps for the samples, 17 in all. I learned so much this year! I had only dabbled in free motion quilting, but now I feel confident to at least attempt to add stitching to my projects. I learned about marking, threads, using a pattern, free handing (my favorite), borders etc. I had never stitched a feather before! I expect some of these to become pot holders, tote bags, pillows. I made Valentine's Day cards from one. Thank you for hosting and organizing this challenge Sewcalgal!