I absolutely love our neighborhood. This year we did a progressive holiday party and it was amazing. We had great turn out, yummy food, and Santa even made and appearance. I am so thankful for our neighbors!
The feathers are starting to look mildly less wonky but I think if I were going to do a quilt I may trace a pattern first so it looks better... I don't have the hang of the freehand pattern yet as you can tell.
I went out with my sewing group today and I was inspired to try to learn how to free motion quilt feathers. I have done a million stippled quilts so I figured how hard could it be? The answer is: incredibly hard. I can draw the feather pattern beautifully with a pen but it is REALLY hard to get smooth quilted lines. Here is my test. It looks like a wiggly kiddo drew it. Apparently I need to practice a lot more.
We had a great Thanksgiving! Touch football with the neighbors and the usual giant family bash. Today we followed it with a second Thanksgiving with the other side of the family, Wreck It Ralph, and Christmas tree decorating. We are all in good spirits and enjoying the holidays already! Our family has a lot to be thankful for this year (family, friends, health, jobs, etc!) and we hope that everyone else finds themselves feeling as blessed as we do!
I attempted to make a more traditional quilt but it still turned out really modern. I suck at traditional - but I do love this little quilt anyways. The teapot and citron fabrics are still one of my favorite combos.
A neighbor recently commissioned a baby quilt and I have been dying to try the Drunkard's Path pattern and this little beauty is the result. I did realize after the fact that it is rather modern and non-traditional and that some people may not like the idea of superheros for a baby quilt. Oops. Oh well I love it and am happy I made it -I'll try a more traditional quilt next.