The Free Motion Quilting Project: FMQ Friday - Turning and Designing

Friday, September 20, 2013

FMQ Friday - Turning and Designing

It's Friday and I haven't quilted much this week because I've been spending loads of time planning and designing....nope, I can't tell you about this yet!

free motion quilting | Leah Day

This project is a lot of fun and I'm having fun taking my time and being creative. I also decided it was high time I learned how to use my wood lathe, so last night I attended a pen turning class and made a beautiful pen!

free motion quilting | Leah Day

I swear pen turning is such a cheater hobby. In less than 1 hour, I turned this pen, sanded and finished it. What in the quilt world can we do in 1 hour and get such instant gratification?!

Still, when I'm in need of a craft fix that quilting can't satisfy this is what I'm going to do. The small turning market is huge with kits of all sorts - pens, seam rippers, styluses, and key rings the perfect size for holding needles or a small sewing kit.

So while I haven't been quilting, I have definitely been creating! What have you been up to this week?

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,


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