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Free Motion Quilting a Sampler taught by Leah Day

Your unfinished quilt tops are calling you. Become the confident quilter you long to be with Leah Day and Free Motion Quilting a Sampler!

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Romantic, Traditional, Classic
patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton fabric; polyester wadding and thread.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Having eventually got to the last one without falling by the wayside! Now to put all those 20 blocks together! Quite a marathon!

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Keep plodding on - you'll get there in the end and you'll learn so much along the way!

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

Love the colours!!!

01/26/2013 Flag

Thank you. It started out as am exercise to use up leftovers, but I got the "bug" and it gradually took on a more uniform look after I'd ordered some more fabric (which I was trying to avoid doing!)

01/29/2013 Flag

Yeah Pat!!! What a wonderful job you've done with all 20 blocks. You've inspired me. Can't wait to see them all together. Well done!!!

01/26/2013 Flag

Thank you, Jean. I can't wait either - I've just done the last bit of quilting on all of them (round the edges) and now have the sashing to put together. A real marathon, bus so worth it!

01/29/2013 Flag

Gorgeous color and lovely quilting.Please post pictures of the finished quilt when you finish. I been peeking at you block since June # 2 and I enjoy looking at your fabrics and quilting. You are very talented.

01/30/2013 Flag

Thank you! I have sore fingers from the hand finishing (putting the quilt-as-you-go blocks together) at present and am waiting for some more fabric to arrive off the internet so that I can put the binding on and finish it at last!

02/03/2013 Flag

Wow, I read the comments, so you quilted each block separately, and Now, you have to put them together? I need to know how to do that, ** I am sure there is a special technique for that, anyone know what class, that would be? **

02/13/2013 Flag

Leah Day explains in her class "Free Motion Quilting a Sampler" exactly how to quilt a block at a time (it's the "Quilt as You Go" method) and how to put it all together eventually. I'm so glad I did it that way as I only seem to be able to quilt in one direction successfully and would have thrown the whole lot out of the window if I'd struggled with such a big quilt all at once! This method involves quite a lot of hand-sewing, but can be done by machine if you prefer - Leah Day explains very clearly what to do. I finished the whole quilt last night (14 Feb) and will be posting a picture shortly, if you'd like to see it.

02/15/2013 Flag

LOVE the green and purple together. Beautiful work!

03/04/2013 Flag

Thank you! The "Pure Velvet" range doesn't really have much green in it, so I found some lime green from another range which seemed to go well with it, and added it to give a bit of variety.

03/08/2013 Flag