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Well, I have to say quilting late at night used to be easier for me.
I really wanted to get the binding done on a modern Christmas quilt I recently pieced and quilted...but alas after trying to sew a straight seam and realizing I would have to pull the seam ripper out I gave up on that endeavor and took a few pictures instead:
The pattern is a Disappearing Nine Patch. It’s the first time I have done this pattern but it was fun! I chose to stick with the two fabrics in the body of the quilt simply because the Christmas print is so busy.
It took me a couple of weeks though to decide how I wanted to quilt this....and it was only through a wonderful Craftsy class, Free-Motion Quilting with Feathers with Angela Walters, that I received inspiration. I have always wanted to free-motion quilt feathers and was just never able to get the motion down. Within 45 minutes in this class I was ready to take what I had learned, combine it with some other designs I was already comfortable with, and attempt it on this quilt.
They are certainly not perfect feathers but I am tickled pink. I am already thinking of the next time I am going to use feathers in a quilt and how I can incorporate other designs to show them off.