Ep 29 M&D: Leah Day

What’s going on around here

Below are some pics of flowers, herbs and I did cave in and got cherry tomato, peppers and green bean plants. I don’t have a green thumb, but you know how they say “don’t go to the grocery store when you are hungry”? Well, also don’t shop for flowers when you are hungry either…the veggie plants looked so fresh and they put enticing photos of the vegetables fully ready to pick in perfect condition. It was making me hungrier!! LOL :)

My “To Make” for June List

My top 3 makes for June are: Knit PJ’s for me, travel dog bed for Cooper, and Yarn minder bag for my portable hexies crochet project.

The Molly pjs pattern has options for short sleeves, long sleeves, pants or shorts - yoga waistband or elastic waistband - very versatile!

My pj’s fabric: Pixelfly Eden knit in Lavender by AGF: Katarina Rocella

My pj’s fabric: Pixelfly Eden knit in Lavender by AGF: Katarina Rocella

5oo4 pattern: Molly knit pajama set

5oo4 pattern: Molly knit pajama set

Yarn Minder Bag: pattern by Sew Sweetness

Yarn Minder Bag: pattern by Sew Sweetness

I don’t have the fabrics picked out for this bag yet. I do have some fuscia, and navy colored netting that would look nice on the front of the bag. I think I am going to make the middle option - the first row on the left - the one with the grommets on top and mesh pockets around the outside.

If anyone has made this bag - let me know. Was it easy? any tips? would you make it again? Does it work for your yarn and tools?

Travel dog bed for my Cooper (the dog in the photo on the right). I made the dog bed in the photo on the left, and it will be a good bed to plop in the backseat of the car for Cooper - he is a creature of comfort! I made the top color to match the dog’s fur - so you don’t see all the dog hairs on it - and the bottom black so it doesn’t show dirt. I will be making Cooper’s bed from whatever I can find in my fabric stash. The bed has a zipper on the back for quick removal to be washed.

Dog bed with foam insert - not my dog. I made this and gifted it to my client.

Dog bed with foam insert - not my dog. I made this and gifted it to my client.

This is my Cooper, sleeping in his dog bed in my office.

This is my Cooper, sleeping in his dog bed in my office.


Leah Day

On this episode, I chat with Leah Day, quilter, pattern designer, business owner, and a writer. Leah has an online shop with her patterns, quilting tools, and is a dealer of The Grace Company Longarm machines, and frames https://graceframe.com/en

If you have followed Leah Day over the years, then you know she started out as a machine quilting expert in free motion quilting. She did a year long blog project on 365 New quilt designs. These quilting designs are available in a downloadable book or a physical book version. https://leahday.com/products/365-free-motion-quilting-designs-download

We also talk about her creative story and how she built her business that includes her husband and her father - who are invaluable to the day to day operations of the Leah Day business. We get into the origin of her amazing goddess quilts. She is currently working on a goddess quilt book to be released later this year.

There are many activities going on at Leah Day. Check out the photos with links below to find out more about her Quilt Friends Club, Friendship quilt along and upcoming events.

Photos and links to Goddess Quilts by Leah Day

I am on Leah’s podcsat “Hello My Quilting Friends” !! Ep. 108 .

We talk about organizing and decorating your sewing space. It was a lot of fun :) . Let me know if you listen to this episode and what your favorite decorating/organizing tip is.

Leah Day’s podcast is available in both audio and video formats. Here is a link to her podcast page https://leahday.com/pages/hello-my-quilting-friends-podcast-with-leah-day

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Leah’s Quilting Friends Club

Leah’s Quilting Friends Club

Join the 2019 Quilt a long: plus there are video tutorials on each of the blocks!

Join the 2019 Quilt a long: plus there are video tutorials on each of the blocks!