The Free Motion Quilting Project: Pardon the Delay

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pardon the Delay

Well, I guess it's pretty obvious by now that I've been playing for time on the new video series "How Do I Quilt This?!"

I really thought I would be launching it this week and the introduction would run today, but you know what they say about the best laid plans - sometimes they just don't work out.

So I apologize for the delay,
but this series will launch officially on Monday morning.

free motion quilting | Leah DayI think the main reason is this project was a lot more complicated and time consuming than I'd anticipated. Almost like preparing for four different 6 hour workshops all in one week!

Yes, I could just launch it now and with a lick and a promise, but that's just not my style. I really like to do things right the first time.

It also doesn't help that this morning I go to pre-wash fabric and a batting and end up with a flooded basement floor. My washing machine drain, always temperamental, has decided to yet again clog up and kick back gallons of water into the laundry room.

So with one thing and another, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed.

Now I'm off to start mopping my floor and hopefully get back to finishing up this video series!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. I'd rather wait for you to feel right about it then have you push yourself and not be happy with it.

    Remember, you can't rush art-- and teaching really is an art.

  2. Just popping in (every now and then) to see what you're up to. Truly enjoy seeing you growing and oh, so active as a designer. Keep that good work up!

  3. Oh you poor soul - I've a drip from my filter unit on occasion but no floods, thankfully.
    Don't worry about the delay, as they say the best things come to those who wait, so I'm waiting patiently ;-)

  4. It will get done but you need to take care of yourself. If you don't then no body will be able to get all the information you have to offer to us all. So please take the time you need and we will get what you have to offer when its done. please take time for your self.

  5. Just take your time and you'll do a great job!

  6. hello
    This is not the issue of being late but we are waiting for nice work .wishing you to complete your work soon.
    Quilting Workshops

  7. Best of luck with the cleaning! I know what a mess that can make!!!
    Better take your time and finish the video with a good feeling, rather than rush it off and not feeling good about it. My cousin always says: "You can't rush art."

  8. Good luck my dear. Things will get better. Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Quilting!

  9. I just learned that Janome is replacing the quarter inch foot on the Horizon 7700. See the dealer you bought your machine from for your free foot.

  10. Does this mean no more free motion quilting designs? I will miss them. Rebecca

  11. Rebecca - Absolutely not! I've just taken the last 4 days to create an awesome video series on USING the filler designs - something I've been meaning to do for the last 6 months.

    This will start to roll tomorrow, but rest assured as soon as this video series is done, we will be back to more fillers and business as usual.



  12. i wish you would get back to the free motion quilting project. i used to tell people about this wonderful project; i think you are getting off track.

  13. Girleen, thanks so much for the kind words and encouragement. It's people like you who make the Internet and the blogosphere such a thoughtful place.


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