The Free Motion Quilting Project: APRIL FOOLS!!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Do you really think I'm going to quit THAT EASILY!?


Just in case your country doesn't celebrate April Fool's Day, click here to read more about it and why I just played a very funny practical joke on everyone in blogland!

This blog project is definitely NOT ENDING
until it's finished on Day 365.

Even then, it probably won't end. I'm too addicted to these free motion designs!

Yes, it's a ridiculous goal, but it's one that I'm still very determined to achieve.

No, I don't think I'll ever use all 365 designs in one quilt, but it's really the process of always searching for new designs and new inspiration that I love the most.

If I'd set the goal smaller, I might never have tried certain designs or even considered some variations. We're often content with what we have, and if I stopped making new designs now, I'd probably only pick 20 of the 153 and stitch them to death.

So just in case my last post gave you a heart attack, I apologize. I couldn't resist having a little fun in the last hour of April Fools Day.

And I really, really hope none of you would possibly believe I'd give up QUILTING for SCRAPBOOKING! Uggh!

Not that there's anything wrong with scrapbooking or anything, it's just that I'm so totally a QUILTER!

Once you're a quilter, I don't think there's any turning back. There are just too many things about this hobby that are so wonderfully addictive. I thought of this silly slogan last night:

Once you Quilt, that's it!

So here's to another 212 designs! May they be as good or even better than those that have come before!

Let's go quilt!

Leah Day

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  1. Not much funny about April Fools day pranks. I wonder who thought to start such a thing. Scrapbooking ~ ha!

  2. Glad to hear you're continuing!

  3. Lol! you got me until I started to read the replies and someone mentioned April Fools day! Good one!

  4. Oh, Leah!!! ;-) right back atcha!!! :-)

  5. i knew you couldn't give up quilting for scrapbooking! Now, documenting the quilts you have made...that might qualify.

  6. You totally got me with that joke. In fact I was still thinking about it this morning, how sad I was going to be that I couldn't see your new stuff. Funny!

  7. You got me!!! You are very convincing :-)

  8. I'm glad it's a joke!
    Love your designs and hate to see you go!
    Thank you!

  9. Cheers! ::raises a glass of Crystal Lite:: Here' to the rest of the FMQFD!
    thanks Lea

  10. Well that wasn't nice! Bad blogger, Bad!

  11. Leah you really got me too - I was worried about your mental health! Scrapbooking indeed! Glad you're sticking around.

  12. Thank goodness. I was patiently awaiting your follow-up post.

  13. You totally had me fooled and I've only just found your blog recently. Shame on you! LOL

  14. Leah, you are bad, bad, bad. Or good, I guess, because you are the only one that got a prank over on me yesterday! Good one! I am so glad you haven't thrown quilting over for scrap-booking.

  15. Funnily enough I thought it might have been an April Fool's Day prank, you did have me slightly fooled as in Oz we are a day ahead and your blog for me came on the 2nd of April!
    I am so glad you are continuing on, you really do inspire me to do better at quilting. On a side note - there is nothing wrong with scrapbooking! I actually happen to do both and love them both for the every different hobbies that they are. :-)

  16. When I saw you were quitting, I thought "I don't blame her, it's a hard thing to do" and deleted you from my favorites. The next day I came back to comment on how much I enjoyed your work, and saw it was a prank. I hope you didn't lose too many followers.
    I do enjoy your work. I'm glad you're going on. Thank you for all the good ideas. Rebecca

  17. Oh so funny! I had compiled a note saying how much I understood but just a wee sad - lol. My daughter always gets me on April Fools Day but this year, you trumped her! You are amazing and inspirational.

  18. LOL. I loved it! I knew you couldn't give it up.

    I came home from a guild meeting and told Frank someone had backed into my SUV. He rushed out to look at the damage. Came back in a few minutes later to ask me if I was OK and went out again. After 20 minutes or so I had to go out and tell him it was an April Fool's Joke. Silly man.....and his birthday is April 2nd so it isn't like he doesn't know already!


  19. THANK YOU! Your blog has given me the inspiration to tackle this skill even though I too do not have one of those fancy machines! Off to shop. Justine

  20. Wow I'm very happy that wasn't true!
    In Italy kidding in the 1st day of April is named "Pesce d'aprile" -April fish-.
    Thank you Leah that it wasn't true!


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