The Free Motion Quilting Project: FMQ Project Link Up

Friday, March 21, 2014

FMQ Project Link Up

Whoo hoo! I've finished my Building Block quilt!

free motion quilting | Leah Day

It's thrilling to be able to finish this quilt and finally see it all together in one piece. I've finished many quilts over the years, but this one is definitely a favorite.

free motion quilting | Leah Day
Which is pretty odd considering that I've finished some really big, beautiful goddess quilts, but I haven't felt the same joy at completion. For most of the quilts I've finished in the past few years, I've largely felt relief that the job was done.

So what is it that makes Building Blocks so special? It think part of it is returning to the basics. Yes, this is a simple, beginner level sampler, but the more I quilt, the more I realize that a quilt doesn't have to be ridiculously complicated in order to be fun.

And a large part of the fun has been sharing every step of this process with all of you! As I put the last finishing stitches in the binding, I realized that this has been the closest experience to a quilting bee that I've ever had, and that the combination of teaching, sharing, and creating is what makes this quilt so special.

So even though my quilt is complete, I find myself still looking forward to Monday and Tuesday when Josh and my lessons are published and seeing everyone's progress with this project. The further we go, the more this fills me with joy!

Well...that's what I've been working on this week! What have you been busy with?

Simple rules for the FMQ Project Link Up:

1. Link up with a post that features something you've learned from the Free Motion Quilting Project.
2. Somewhere in your post, please link back here.
3. Comment on at least 2 other links. Share your love of free motion quilting and make this weekly link up a fun way to connect with other quilters around the world!

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  1. Congrats on the finish- it looks great! It's been a fun project so far (I'm a bit behind, but hope to rectify that next week).

  2. Leah, I'm so happy for you that your quilt is finished and turned out so beautifully. Looking forward to the rest of the lessons.

  3. Happy dance time! Congrats on finishing the building blocks quilt.


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