Friday, November 28, 2014

Huge Black Friday to Cyber Monday Sale!

It's Black Friday and we're celebrating with a huge sale! Until December 1st, all our downloadable books, DVDs, and patterns are 50% off!

Since this is our biggest sale of the year, we've decided to pull out all the stops and also put tables on sale too:

Don't forget the Cyber Monday is an even bigger deal online! This Monday we are launching the new Dancing Butterfly Quilt Pattern so make sure to swing by to get the very best deal on the pattern all year.

Let's go quilt (or shop!)


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Catherine's Quilt

Here is Catherine H.'s finished Building Blocks quilt:

Catherine writes, "Building Blocks 2014 quilt finished in a nick of time before the holidays. This was a wonderful experience both in terms of teaching and the quilting but also the sharing and encouragement from an international group. So fun to see everyone's color choices, quilting decisions and have company during this past year. My quilt is made from Kona cottons and leftover scraps of wool batting because I like the way quilting shows up on plain surfaces and a high loft. My threads also were 'scrappy.' I used this quilt along to encourage myself to try and practice free motion regularly and when I ran out of one thread , I just switched over to another... Probably about 6 different shades and mix of Poly's, cotton and s bit of silk.. The fabric was prewashed and starched and some but not all blocks were marked with a blue mark b gone pen or white chalk."

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you have a terrific Thanksgiving and enjoy this wonderful holiday with those you love most!

Let's go eat turkey!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Carol D.'s Finished Building Blocks Quilt

Carol writes, "Here is my completed quilt. I finished it right after we did the baskets as I needed to get on to other projects. After seeing the gorgeous color combos and prints you all have picked, I was a bit mad at myself for going plain. But once it was together, I really like the results and think I like the back the best!! I have really enjoyed this project and have learned soooo much, thanks to Leah and Josh and all of you. Can't wait to see the rest of the finished quilts!"

Seaside Quilter's Building Blocks Quilt

Seaside Quilter writes:

"Thank you Leah and Josh Day for a superb quilt along. There were so many 'firsts' for me - first house block, basket, disappearing nine patch, FMQ straight lines, spirals and circles, joining the blocks ... I've learned such a lot and loved being part of this group which has been so supportive and inspiring.

"I only started patchwork in 2013 so don't have a stash but used left overs from the projects I'd completed last year. The batting is polyester. I used Isacord thread in the top and a cotton Mettler thread in the bobbin. I now have 2 Gidget tables, love the quilting gloves and the supreme slider. I started the blocks on a Bernette 25 then upgraded to an Elna Excellence 760."

Deborah T.'s Finished Building Blocks

Deborah writes, "Thanks so much Leah Day and Josh Day for the great tutorial videos! I started my BBQA in April, finished today 11/24/14. I used material I purchased from JoAnn Fabrics in Cincinnati Ohio, Sulky 100% Viscose Thread (green#1177)."

Monday, November 24, 2014

Leah's Casual Cam - Hand Binding on the Couch

It's still crunch time and I'm ridiculously busy trying to prepare for our Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale and get the Dancing Butterfly Quilt Pattern ready to launch. Yesterday I just couldn't stay on the computer another minute. I plopped down on the couch with an old unfinished project and enjoyed a few hours of relaxing hand binding.

The project I'm finally finishing is Express Your Love and you can still find the free quilt pattern here.

You can also find the Spoonflower Fabric Panel here.

I used Susan Brubaker Knapp's method to bind the quilt with a mitered facing that results in a really beautiful finish on the front of any art quilt. Click Here to find her instructions.

Yes, I'm horribly addicted to Arrow, a super hero series featuring men who like to take their shirts off an awful lot (not that I'm complaining) and women who are either super good or super bad. It's just as fun as Torchwood and Dr. Who, so if you like those shows you'll probably like Arrow too!

So that's it for my lazy Sunday! Today I'm back on the computer and STILL uploading videos for Dancing Butterfly. At least I can see the light at the end of the tunnel - only 9 videos to go!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day
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