The Free Motion Quilting Project: Piecing a New Home

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Piecing a New Home

Nope, I haven't had a sudden craving to piece schoolhouse blocks, but I'm instead building a far more important new home for my online quilt shop.

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Remember this new logo? It's been several months since I designed it, but not a single day has gone by that I haven't actively worked on this new site in some way or another. It's been a long process, partly because it's very stressful to move from one site to another after 4 years. I'm just taking it one day at a time and making sure every t is crossed and every i dotted because I want this new site to rock!

I mostly work on the site in the afternoon while James and Josh are out playing with chickens or swimming in the pool. In the early morning hours I've been piecing like crazy and boy do I love what I've been working on:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

I'm calling this Foundation Piecing + Applique and we'll be learning it in a few weeks. I'm sort of making it up as I go along, which is both fun and terrifying at the same time. It might not look like much now, but just wait until this yellow ragged, scrappy strip gets turned into a lock of hair on Express Your Love!

So I have to say after three days of consciously chilling out, working on things I love, and actively trying to stay calm, the summer anxiety blues are slowly receding. I'm still not feeling great, but I can see the light in the tunnel.

Let's go quilt,



  1. Ooooh I love yellow! I can't wait to see how it looks finished

  2. Yay... I am glad you are starting to feel better.

    Can't wait to see the rest of this project.

  3. Oooooohhh....."Faplique"....I can hardly wait....I hope you never get tired of hearing "thank you"...because you're probably GOING to be hearing it for a long, long time.

  4. If the new site is WordPress based, you could pick my brain. I'm a WP dev when I'm not quilting. ;)

  5. You would love where i live. cool overcast days - and that is the height of summer! On the other hand we only have about five hours night time. Glad you are feeling a bit better.


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