The Free Motion Quilting Project: How Many Pieces Can You Cut From...

Friday, April 13, 2018

How Many Pieces Can You Cut From...

It's been a pattern planning / book editing kind of day. Dad picked up my phone while we were cutting pieces together and snapped this shot.

I'm working on a weird idea and sometimes that requires cutting up fabric, testing, making a mess and seeing what sticks. This was quite literally a test of: if I make this unit, how many other shapes can I cut out of it?

This is what it's like to be a pattern designer! It's weird!

But mostly I'm digging deep with Mally the Maker and editing one page at a time. Today I nearly finished chapter 3 which feels like a huge accomplishment (only 14 chapters in the book) and added more changes after Josh finished the second round of edits to chapter 1.

Yes, it's a revolving door of editing and fixing. I would really, really, really like to KILL COMMAS! I'm terrible at them! I stick them places they don't need to go and don't use them when I should. The rules are so weird and fiddly that I don't think it will ever make sense to me completely.

There. That's my whine for the day.

I'm loving this journey back through the beginning of the book. I'm loving the note-taking process, and all the ideas that are flowing of things to make for this book.

This is 97% fun and awesome. It's 3% annoying because of commas.

Let's go quilt (or sleep and dream of comma monsters),

Leah Day


  1. Hey, Leah, I like your blog very much. I too had trouble with commas until a HS teacher taught me to put a comma whenever I would pause or breathe if I were saying the writing instead of writing it. What an insight. It changed my writing from then on. HIH

  2. Hi Leah, I always go back and take out the commas, except where they separate clauses. Love your blog. Huge fan.


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