The Free Motion Quilting Project: Happy and Grateful Thanksgiving Days

Friday, November 24, 2017

Happy and Grateful Thanksgiving Days


Ah! I find something so relaxing about the day after Thanksgiving. It's like I've been holding my breath through the week and I can finally let it out, kick back, and relax. We did our big feast meal on Sunday so the past few days have been really chill. I've been filming a lot of videos in the Crafty Cottage, getting ready for our big Machine Quilting Party to start in January:


See that big Rainbow Log Cabin Quilt behind me? I quilted it in 3 days. Seriously. 3 days. On that little Bernina 1230 with my Bernina walking foot too! If you're worried about quilting a big quilt all in one piece just remember it's absolutely possible and even if it feels challenging, picking a simple design you can quilt quickly means you won't be suffering for very long.

Click Here to check out the materials list for this new quilt along starting January 1st.

James is out of school and bouncing around the living room. He made us blueberry muffins on Wednesday to celebrate being out of school. My rule is if you bake it, you can eat as much of it as you want, which has turned my kid into quite a skilled baker!

If you're wondering about this month's Quilty Box, YES! I have something fun coming for Monday. I decided to keep it very, very simple and fast so you can make a quick lap quilt before Christmas.

Speaking of Christmas, yesterday we picked up our first Christmas tree. James is SO excited about decorating it he was trying to string the lights himself. Last year we got two trees and Josh decorated one and James decorated a smaller one for himself. This year we may just end up with three trees because Dude, where's my tree?

We each have very different design styles too so I think a different tree for each of us would be a fun challenge. I might even make some ornaments too!

The last few days I've been thinking a lot about the new year and my goals for 2018. This year has been filled with wonderful surprises, and a few challenges, but over all I'm so pleased and grateful for everything that has happened.

My words at the beginning of the year were Simple and Open which served me very well through the first half of the year. I know we were able to accomplish so much this past year because I was focusing on keeping things simple. I also know being open to new things and allowing my business and work to flow helped me master many new skills this year.

For the second half of the year I was guided by the word Trust and it really felt like pulling out my heart and handing it to someone else and trusting that everything would be okay. That's not an easy thing for me to do so this word is continuing to cycle through my head multiple times a day. I've already gotten a hint of my word for next year, but I'll share more on that closer to the end of the year.

Of course, just like most shops, we're also running a Thanksgiving sale!


You can save 50% on all of our quilting workshops, books, patterns, and embroidery designs and many other tools and supplies are on sale this week too. Click Here to check out the sale.

Our Affordable Sewing Table is also on sale, and we're not often allowed to discount it so make sure to check it out here.

Finally I have new longarm quilting videos coming your way on Sunday!

Grace Company is running an amazing discount on the Grace Qnique 14+ and quilting frames right now. If you live in the US and are interested in these machines, make sure to call the company and tell them Leah Day says Hello My Quilting Friends to get a nice discount and bonus accessories with your order!

Click Here to check out the deals from Grace Company.

Whew! There is so much going on and I'm so excited about everything to come!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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