The Free Motion Quilting Project: Ready to Quilt Sunshine Surprise?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ready to Quilt Sunshine Surprise?

Are you ready to jump into an exciting new quilting project with me? In 2016 we're starting a new MYSTERY quilt along that will teach you how to piece AND machine quilt a beautiful sampler quilt.

Just in case you've never joined us for a quilt along, each year we have a fun project to work on together block by block. For the past two years thousands of quilters have joined our quilt along projects and Josh and I have been delighted to see so many quilters build new skills and confidence for machine quilting.

I can't show you our new quilt because it's a mystery, but here's a couple sneak peeks of our first block!

The name of the quilt is Sunshine Surprise and as you can see it's going to be a bright, cheerful quilt filled with beautiful designs.

I've intentionally designed this quilt to be for absolute beginners. We will learn how to piece each block step by step, then we will mark the quilting design on the block surface. By quilting on the marked lines, you will be able to focus on moving the block and controlling the speed of your machine - two of the hardest things to master with free motion quilting.

Learn more about this fun new project and find the material list here.

So are you ready to jump into the Machine Quilting Block Party next year? Be looking for more sneak peeks between now and January 1st when the patterns go on sale!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. I'm in! First time project with you, and I definitely need to ramp up my fmq skills. Thanks for doing this!

    1. Awesome! I'm so glad you're joining in for the first time!


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