It's Wednesday, and what am I really working on???
For months I've kept quiet as I've worked through multiple secret projects and finally today, I've decided I just can't take it anymore! What is the point of keeping secrets anyway?!
So here's the deal: Today I'm mostly preparing and testing coupon codes for our huge Thanksgiving Sale, which will run from Thursday, November 28 to Monday, December 2nd. This has always been our favorite time to offer huge discounts so you can stock up on awesome quilting supplies for the winter!
I've also just been finishing up the final touches to the new Download version of Free Motion Basics For Beginners
this time expanded into a 24 page PDF, which feels a lot more like a book than a video set! I've added images, more step-by-step
practice exercises, and templates to guide your first steps into
free motion quilting.
This new version of Free Motion Basics for Beginners is going to launch early next week, just as soon as Josh is finished polishing my text (I'm bad about misspelling, even with auto-correct!)
last big secret I've been keeping under wraps is our project for the
Free Motion Quilt Along next year.
This year has been a bit haphazard, working on Express Your Love in a very artistic, freeform way, which worked in a way, but after a lot of reflection, I realized I could be a much better teacher with a lot more planning and focus behind the project we work on together.
So I've been listening to quilters all
year and specifically focusing on what questions are still not being
properly answered about free motion quilting.
The #1 thing I've found is confusion about choosing designs. What goes where? How do you know, and then how do you quilt it quickly and logically without fuss?
going to answer all of these questions next year as we piece and quilt
the blocks of a beautiful sampler quilt called Building Blocks. Yep, this is what I've been working on almost continually since September.
I'll be posting more information about this project and the Building Blocks Quilt Pattern which will be coming to the Quilt Shop very soon.
I feel a lot better with all those secrets out in the open. It's
exciting to plan and design these wonderful projects, but even better to
be able to share exactly what's going on and what's coming soon!
Let's go quilt,