Thursday, November 20, 2014

Leah's Casual Cam - Crunch Time!

I'm so crazy busy right now with so many different things! Here's a casual cam to catch you up on the latest:



Off to upload another video and then go clean up. Things are getting too crazy and the studio is driving me nuts!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Barb B.'s Finished Building Block Quilt

Here we have another beautiful finished Building Block quilt. This one was made by Barbara B.:


Margaret H.'s Finished Building Blocks Quilt

Here is Margaret H's finished Building Blocks:


Margaret writes, "Just to let you know I really enjoyed the project and learned lots of new skills.  I was particularly happy to learn about quilt-as-you-go as I have read about it and was wondering how it worked. I really enjoyed watching Josh do his quilting.  It is very educational to compare the techniques of a beginner with those of an advanced quilter."

Thanks Margaret!

Jean H's Finished Building Blocks

Here is Jean H's finished quilt:


Jean writes, "I finished today! Hurray! I really enjoyed this process and the learning journey you took us on. I appreciated the expertise of Leah but enjoyed the risk taking of the new quilter, Josh. I used Comma designed by Brigitte Heitland for Zen Chic for Moda. Used aurifil thread. Batting used was Hobbs Tuscany silk. Thanks for being such a patient teacher, Leah. Ill post a better backing picture."

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Malinda P.'s finished Builing Blocks quilt


This finished quilt belongs to Malinda P., who writes, "I finished my quilt last week just a little slow taking picture, My quilt was mostly pieced on a 1949 featherweight and was quilted on a baby lock medley, I enjoyed it so much gave me a lot of confident to do more FMQ."

It's beautiful, Malinda!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Come Learn With Me at MQX!

free motion quilting | Leah Day
Today registration officially starts for MQX East and I would love to see you there!

This is my first time teaching at a big, national show and I'm so excited to to be able to teach three classes and a lecture during this event!

A bit about MQX East - it's located in Manchester, New Hampshire at the Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel.

Registration will begin TODAY at 12 pm EST and classes will be held from April 8th to 11th, 2015.

free motion quilting | Leah DayHere's a bit about the classes I'm teaching:

Free Motion Quilting from Feathers to Flames - In this class we will learn around 30 free motion filler designs from my book Free Motion Quilting from Feathers to Flames.

We’ll spend extra time focusing on beautiful feather and flame designs, and discuss many ways to use these designs in real quilts. All skill levels welcome! This class will be taught twice on Wednesday and Saturday.
free motion quilting | Leah Day 
Fill with Feathers: Blocks, Sashing, Borders - Do you love feather quilting designs but feel completely confused by how to use them in real quilts? In this class you will learn how to quilt several feather filler designs, then how to use them in multiple ways within quilt blocks, sashing, and borders.

Life Journey through Goddess Quilts - I'm pulling out all my girls for this lecture! Come see the entire goddess collection and hear the stories behind each quilt - the success and failures and continual learning experience of life and quilt making.

The BEST thing about MQX is the machines are all provided for you! If you're traveling from a great distance or you're like me and hate moving your machines, this is a great way to travel, learn, and build new skills.


Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mary's Finished Building Blocks quilt

Here's another beautiful finished quilt from the Building Blocks Quilt Along!

This quilt was made by Mary. R.

Mary writes, "Hi Leah and Josh- I really enjoyed this Quilt Along - the first I ever participated in. When we began I was timid and afraid to start quilting. At the end I have much more confidence, a better feel for my machines and what they like or don't like, and a real love for FMQ.
I also learned a lot about piecing and my skills improved so much- prior to this I was, as Cindy Needham calls it, 'a creative piecer.' I pieced and quilted this project using my BERNINA 830 and my Babylock Ellisimo. The solid fabric is Kona cotton, and the prints are cotton from my stash. I used Warm & Natural 100%cotton. Thank you for a wonderful learning experience and the opportunity to be part of this wonderful group of quilters!"
What a wonderful quilt Mary! I love the way you included family photos into your Spinning Square blocks. Thank you so much for sharing your time, energy, and enthusiasm with us!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day
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