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Inspired by Leah Day

Have you heard of Leah Day?  I discovered her blog years ago, shortly after she began the Free Motion Quilting Project, an effort to create 365 free motion quilting designs.  Leah Day makes beautiful quilts and is an inspiration to me as an independent quilt business owner.  I was thrilled to be a g...

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Three Ways to Choose Quilt Colors

In Quilting 101*, we learn that designs are built on contrast. When it's time to choose quilt colors, many quilters start out with a dark design on a light background. Gradually we learn to use a wider range in our color palette and medium fabrics creep in. Visit the Quilting Room with Mel for an in...

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Free Motion Midweek- More from Blue River

Don't forget to enter the Early Bird RSVP contest for the #SpringBreakSewingDay! Details on this post.

Let's look at a few more designs from the open spaces on my Blue River quilt:

 (pattern available in Monochromatic Quilts:Amazing Variety)

I used center-fill designs inspired by Leah Day's Free ...

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Free Motion Monday (Mid-week) – In the water

(OOPS... just noticed I didn't hit publish, sorry!)
In my quilt Blue River, I used several water-themed free motion quilting designs in the open blocks.

In fact I even quilted some fish!

I started on the right edge and stitched the first fish, echoed around in a couple times, then traveled to ...

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