The Free Motion Quilting Project: Last Vacation Link Up!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Last Vacation Link Up!

Yes, it's the very last vacation link up because next week we're coming back with Quilt Along #17!  I hope everyone has enjoyed this break (or at least not hated my guts for it) and is ready to get back in the swing of quilting through the summer.

So what have I been up to?  It feels like most of this month has been spent working on the new book, and I'm super happy and excited to announce that it's finally ready!

365 free motion quilting designs
365 Free Motion Quilting Designs is now available as a digital ebook!  This 252 page book features all 365 designs in new, awesome photos.  Each design comes with the name and number so you can easily look up the original tutorial here on the project.

Click here to find this ebook in our Quilt Shop!

And YES, just in case you're wondering, all of these designs will stay online, permanently, so you will always be able to look up the videos and watch a design being stitched.  It seems silly to delete this information or try to lock it or restrict it in any way, so you can count on always being able to look up your favorite designs to see how they are quilted!

When I haven't been writing, editing, loading photos, or waiting for PDFs to generate, I've been quilting!  Mostly I've been preping projects for us to work on this summer and fall.  Here's a few teaser shots that will hopefully get you interested in what's to come:

free motion quilting | Leah Day
free motion quilting | Leah Day
When I haven't been busy with either of those big tasks, I've been hard at work in the laundry room.  I'm determined to turn this area into a clean, functional space for dyeing fabric.  Right now, it just looks like a big mess:

Outside I've made much more progress.  In one afternoon I leveled and built a 4th little garden and two nights ago Josh, James, and I planted several plants including tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, oregano, and sage:

I'm looking forward to a big harvest of vegetables this summer!

Time to shut up and go quilt!



  1. Dinosaurs and Robots? Are we going to do Applique for a young boy?

  2. I cant wait to get started again with the FMQ Along. The sneak peak you showed looks interresting, I CANT WAIT :-)))

  3. those feathers and fillers on the yellow are just gorgeous!! and love the TEASER!! fun fun

  4. awwe I like the little garden spots you walled in :) so glad your fabric dyeing experience was so postive! Can't wait to see what you show us in the future! Congrats on the book.... still not at amazon yet, can't wait to get my hardcopy :)
    Welcome Back Leah

  5. I enjoy your tutorials very much, congrats on the book! Careful with the renovation of the laundry room, looking good!

  6. Congratulations Leah on finishing the book. The cover looks great!

    I'm super excited about the wholecloth quilt and baby applique quilt :-) I guess.

  7. I really appreciated your fine video at SewCalGal - very informative. You're going to have some great produce!

  8. Look like a lot of fun and a stretch for me! I lose time as I usually don't have projects to pick up and use for practice FMQing, so if you can share what we will need to do the projects that would help me keep up with you!

  9. I know the feeling when you're doing some work on the house. It makes me feel quilthappy again. I suppose it really is an addiction.


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