The Free Motion Quilting Project: FMQ Friday - Getting back on Track

Friday, February 15, 2013

FMQ Friday - Getting back on Track

free motion quilting | Leah Day
It's finally Friday! I'm home again after shooting new classes for Craftsy for more than a week in Denver. Being gone for so long really feels weird. It's like I've lost the whole beginning of February and now - whoa! - it's the middle of the month!

While it's absolutely wonderful to be home, we're actually jumping back on the road to head up to Greensboro, NC to visit Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop. My Janome Horizon 7700 is sounding a bit loud and it's been more than a year since she was really cleaned and oiled so and I think it's time for a check up.

While I'm there...who knows...Kelley did mention something about new machines being in stock!

free motion quilting | Leah DayWhen I get home I plan to rest and relax and spend a good bit of time cleaning up my sewing room. I'm ready to spend a few days not smiling or talking or staring into any bright lights or camera lenses.

That sounds like a good recipe for jumping back on Duchess Reigns and knocking out her outlines so she can finally move on to the next stage - dyeing!

So what have you done this week? It's time to link up!

 Simple rules for the FMQ Friday link up:

1. Link up with a post that features something about Free Motion Quilting (FMQ).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here, or you can just post the FMQF button in your sidebar.
3. Comment on at least a few of the other FMQF links. Share your love of free motion quilting and make this weekly link up a fun way to connect!

Let's go quilt,



  1. You look rather zonked out with exhaustion instead of being on track! LOL! Glad you had a good two weeks with Craftsy! That's awesome! Hmmm will you have a new machine when you return from Greensboro. I stopped in Kelley's shop on my way to Raleigh. I was looking at one of his APQ machines. Still dreaming about it. Instead I free motion quilt.

  2. Thank you for keeping the link open until Saturday! On Fridays it can be difficult to get a post up after a long week at work. It made my day to wake up Saturday and see I still had time to link up!

  3. Hi Leah. I have finally just let loose and created my first real attempt at free motion quilting. It's on my blog here:


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