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Friday, January 4, 2013

Leah Day Free Motion Project 2013

Leah Day has started a new Free Motion Project for 2013. This time around I'm experienced enough to join in. But I really am not interested in making a Goddess Quilt. I am interested in learning how to do a lot of the things she will do on that quilt. Quite a quandary.

Last night I figured out what I would do. I've got a couple of white practice sandwiches already made up. One of them isn't even square, but I decided that didn't matter. I'm going to draw some of the shapes and lines from the quilt Leah Day is teaching and I'm going to start by free motioning on those lines, just as she did on her black whole cloth quilt, and then I'm going to write the words I want in the spaces.

I've got a drawer full of pretty colored threads I'd love to get some use out of, so this is going to be my next "class project."

6 comments:

  1. Sounds good to me. I want to try and piece her design, so I'll be practicing along with you, until I have the quilt ready...

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  2. Hi, Stella- I also like Leah's Goddess quilts, but prefer to do my own projects. I started with making notebooks of samples of the FMQ patterns from Leah's blog that I like and now am fairly good at doing FMQ. But I love following her blog and learning more! I like your idea of doing the lines on practice squares and then adding in words that are meaningful to you.

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  3. What a great idea! I'm new to FMQ and I think I should start this way too! ♥

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  4. I think that's a great idea to make a bunch of practice pieces and then play with all of your colorful threads. It will give you the freedom to play and learn without feeling the need to "finish". You can focus on the fun part which is quilting!

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  5. Wonderful plan! Can't wait to see what you create.

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  6. Sounds like an excellent plan--the colored threads should make for a beautiful experience too...have fun quilting!

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