The Free Motion Quilting Project: FMQ Friday - Many Projects, Steady Progress

Friday, May 3, 2013

FMQ Friday - Many Projects, Steady Progress

It's Friday (nope, I didn't lose track of the days this week!) and I have to say I'm a little amazed at myself. I'm actually managing to make progress on 3 very different projects all at once!

free motion quilting | Leah Day
The first is of course Express Your Love, which we started a new version of yesterday. Every morning I'm doing my hair, sitting down in front of the cameras and shooting at least 1 video for this quilt.

It's very nice to be finally making steady progress and getting ahead. Life is so much less stressful when I have time to design and think things through. Yes, the last version was a bit stressful because I had absolutely nothing shot and prepared on January 1st when it started. I've definitely learned my lesson from that experience!

free motion quilting | Leah Day

The second project sharing the same machine is Duchess Reigns. I actually put this quilt on my Happiness Chart this month so every day I get a check if I've worked on her, or an x if I haven't. I know that might seem silly, but in the last 3 days I've gotten more done on the center medallion than I had quilted in 3 weeks!

I'm also working a bit here and there on my apple core scrap quilt:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Only 2 more rows to go and this little sucker will finally be together! It's been in UFO state for more than a year, so finishing this one up feels really good.

Speaking of feeling REALLY good, I'm super excited because my next Craftsy class is about to launch! Whoo hoo! Free Motion Fillers Volume 2 is coming out next Wednesday!

It has honestly felt like I've been sitting on an egg for the last 3 months waiting on this class to come out. Now it's finally almost here! Just remember to swing by here if you're planning on enrolling in the class. I always like to share my 50% off link so you get the best deal on the class on the very first day!

So that's what's going on in my sewing room. What about you?

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!

Leah Day


  1. I was just wondering about it today while I was going through my Craftsy classes, can't wait!!

  2. I'm so glad you put Duchess Reigns on your happy list. I just love her and I am looking forward to seeing where you go with it!

  3. Looking forward to FMQ volume 2 on craftsy to start.

  4. Love the apple core/hatchet scrappy quilt in progress. How are you planning to finish the edges -- wavy or trimmed straight?

  5. I saw a version of your latest Godess quilt at a local show yesterday. The quilter had done a marvelous job - and labelled it correctly to give your credit for design. You're out there girl!

  6. I'm really amazed at how beautiful the samples are fro your readers. Also, its so encouraging to see that your have many slow moving projects. I have at least 4 to 6. But I tend to work on them when my mind is clear from clutter and its more relaxing. It get more done when I don't rush and plan. I recently started spending more time researching bead applique and machine embroidery. My house is a mess and the hope is to be half organized before Christmas. I want to leave my serger, and another sewing machine set up. But now I need to find room for embroidery machine. I'm going to take pictures soon; I have to figure out how to post pictures to your sight. Happy sewing.


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