Introducing ~ Leah Day

on April 9 | in Contributors | by | with 47 Comments

Leah’s up next with a video to get you started with thinking about “Quilting Beyond the Ditch.” We’re in awe of her 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs Project, where she shares a new free motion quilting filler design every day of the year! Leah also has a phenomenal collection of quilting resources at Day Style Designs, including a huge selection of free video tutorials and a two-disc Beginner Free Motion Quilting DVD set.

From Leah: Hi! I’m Leah Day, a 26 year old quilter and the author of the 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs Project. Check out the project at:

I started quilting 5 years ago right before I got married. I really wanted a traditional double wedding ring quilt and of course didn’t have a clue what I was doing!

But I stuck with it, joined a guild, and have steadily gained skills and techniques for piecing, applique, and my favorite free motion quilting.

After my son was born 3 years ago I really wanted to fulfill my dream of starting a quilting or crafting related business. The best solution was to start an online store at:

More than anything else, I love teaching and helping quilters learn how to improve their free motion quilting skills. I’m delighted to contribute a video just for Sew,Mama,Sew! and hope it helps you gain more confidence to stitch beyond the ditch.

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47 Responses to Introducing ~ Leah Day

  1. Lisa says:

    This is exactly what I need to study more…what an undertaking. Need to bookmark this excellent resource.

  2. Megan Presley says:

    That sounds great! I can’t wait to look through your blog more!

  3. Nezabudkina says:

    Great work, Leah! I am back to your blog for few more hours of browsing and inspiration 🙂

  4. Leah says:

    Wow! This site is amazing! I took a free motion class about a year ago, but sort of got stuck not knowing what else to do. Leah’s site is an amazing resource!

  5. Marcelle says:

    wow congratulations Leah, I love your designs… I’m fascinated actually, that’s too difficult for me, I’m still trying to sew a perfect straight line 😉

  6. Aniza says:

    welcome to SMS, Leah!
    I have been your blog follower and vid subscriber from the beginning. Before that I never knew what is a free motion quilting.

  7. Courtney says:

    I spent the morning looking through Leah’s blog – what inspiration it holds!

  8. Cristi says:

    Cool designs!! Thanks, Leah!

  9. Julia says:

    Yay! I’m saving the vid for after I finish my current baby quilt! I have a feeling it’ll be just the thing.

  10. Deb V says:

    Welcome Leah, I love your blog.

  11. Tara says:

    I have been practicing my free motion but I need to be brave and really go for it!~

  12. PeachRainbow says:

    Very Inspiring.

  13. Anna says:

    Leah’s creativity and artistry is amazing, so inspiring!

  14. Rose L says:

    Wow, that freemotion blog is a terrific resource. Thanks for sharing all those great designs!

  15. Sara says:

    Wow, what an amazing resource!

  16. Welcome to SMS Leah! I’ve been following your blog for a long time.

  17. ~Helena~ says:

    Neat blog, can’t wait to see your other designs

  18. jacquie says:

    so glad to see you here on sew mama sew. i have your video set and i LOVE it!

  19. Southern Gal says:

    Ooh, I wish. I wish.

  20. tjesa says:

    Amazing! I now know where to search for filler designs-thanks, Leah!

  21. sharon says:

    Love Leah! Her blog is wonderful, so many creative quilting designs! Thanks for profiling her. Sharonj

  22. Melissa says:

    Wow!!! I think my mouth his still hanging open. Your blog is amazing!! I can’t believe all of your beautiful free motion patterns. You have totally inspired me to go beyond stippling.

  23. Sara says:

    You are so talented and I wish I would have started when you did, but that obviously wasn’t in God’s plans for me so here I am today just a few years older than you and enjoying quilting!!! Your tutorials are great and such an inspiration–I can do it!

  24. DebbieKL says:

    Very helpful website. Lots of great videos!

  25. Corvus says:

    What a beautiful blog.

  26. Amber W says:

    Love your store and blog leah!

  27. Suzanne says:

    I love your blog and am hoping to try out some of your designs in future projects.

  28. Ramona says:

    I just love your blog. So many great ideas.. Wish I was that good.

  29. MimiBob says:

    Love you work, Leah. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Freda says:

    I love checking my Google friend connect and finding a new tutorial from Leah.

  31. Marcia W. says:

    I’m on Leah’s blog mailing list and regularly check out her progress on the design a day. Amazing designs!

  32. Leslie says:

    You’re getting more well known all the time Leah! Keep up the great work.

  33. Elizabeth says:

    Leah, you are the same age as me, and you put my quilting skills to shame! Your skills are amazing, and you really inspire me to step up and do more free-motion sewing.

  34. Susan says:

    I just subscribed to your blog a couple of weeks ago, Leah, and I love getting a new design on my feed reader every day! You do great work! Now I just have to learn how to do the basic free-motion quilting! LOL

  35. Linda says:

    Thanks for introducing us to Leah!

  36. Andi says:

    I was amazed the first time I saw Leah’s blog (actually, every time I see Leah’s blog). It always inspires me to be more creative with free-motion quilting.

  37. Oh awesome! I’ve been stumped by quilting anything othern than straight lines, and even those are often wonky. I can’t wait to watch the video tonight & have your knowledge as a resource.

  38. Genevieve says:

    Lovely store Leah!

  39. Christine says:

    That is the most impressive free-motion quilting I’ve ever seen. It’s just beautiful!

  40. Karo says:

    wow, leah! you do amazing work. can’t believe i’ve never seen the blog before. what a fantastic resource.
    i should really do a daily practice to improve my quilting. this is such a neat idea. thank you! 🙂

  41. Doris says:

    But…did you get that traditional Double Wedding Ring quilt made?

  42. qsogirl says:

    wow, the filler design project is such a neat idea! i’ve forwarded the link to my mom, who is making some quilts.

  43. Sally says:

    Thanks for the intro! I’ve been a regular visitor to Leah’s blog and enjoy mulling over the designs she presents. I haven’t had enough practice to do an actual quilt freemotion but Leah is helping me conquer that fear by giving me loads of designs to practice!

  44. Courtney J says:

    I am a huge fan of Leah. Her blog is very entertaining and her filler designs are so imaginative!

  45. simone says:

    Such fantastic quilting video’s! I should definitely try it someday!

  46. sookhyun says:

    welcome 🙂

  47. Rachel says:

    Congratulations on publishing your book at such a young age!

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