The Free Motion Quilting Project: Silly Summer Fun

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Silly Summer Fun

Yes, we're having a great time this summer! James was in an especially great mood today and we shot some silly faces together.

What's really wonderful is our new parenting style has definitely been paying off. We're limiting video games to just 20 minutes and only earned from pull ups or push ups. James is up to 8 pull ups a day and rocking karate two days a week!

When James isn't hanging out with the chickens, cat, or dog, he's reading on the couch or playing Legos. He's doing this without complaining or whining for attention while we work in the next room or downstairs.

If you'd told me that we would have had such a great turn around this quickly, I would have cut off gaming a long time ago! It's been a tough road, but the end result has been so worth it and I know James is stronger, smarter, and happier for the change.

Super Productive Summer

So far it's also been a very productive summer. Dad and I have pieced and quilted more than six quilts together over the last month, with many more to create over the next few weeks. Today I've been out in the Crafty Cottage shooting new videos for next week. Here's a little sneak peek for the video coming out this Monday!

Lots of beautiful long, elegant lines! Come to think of it, we should probably do an update on the Crafty Cottage, shouldn't we? I've had the little barn finished for over a year now and it's been such a nice space to film videos and work without interruption. Let me know if you'd like me to shoot a video update in the comments below!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

Follow my blog with Bloglovin


  1. Yes, please. Crafty cottage updates are always fun to see! So glad your start of summer has been fun and productive. Can't wait to see all the new projects you and dad have been working on.

  2. I'd like to see your progress in your crafty cottage. :-)

  3. Yes, updates on the Crafty Cottage. I love your blog! I watch your videos and buy patterns, BUT haven't done much machine quilting-yet!

  4. Yes, I always enjoy seeing what you are working on whether it's a sewing project or your sewing space.

  5. Would love to see your progress on your crafty cottage. I want one too!


Help us create more quilting tutorials! Check out our quilt shop at