We had a lovely Thanksgiving gathering--we were 22 for dinner and got to catch up with my brother Tyler's kids, whom we had not seen in some time. There was a lot of furniture moving and cooking for the big meal. I took zero photos but we did have two baby announcements! One was of our nephew and his wife who were not able to make it, they live a 12 hour drive away. It is their first baby and my brother and sister-in-law's first grandchild. So exciting for them The other announcement we can now share is of our own son and daughter-in-law's pregnancy! Dane will have a baby brother or sister next year. Very excited about another grandchild! It was great to have a big family gathering again. Plenty of leftovers to enjoy too. I gave the Windham Challenge pillow cover to my sister-in-law.
I did kind of "squircle" quilting, which is not perfect! Though I like the colors and prints, it does not go with anything in my house.
My sewing room became a sitting room for the big Thanksgiving event--the annual furniture resetting was accomplished pretty easily. I first worked on the quilt top of the moment, Beachside Bungalow.
I had the bright blue solid and the purple print in stash. This long and slender quilt will be great for naps. I will look through stash fabrics for backing options first.
My sister's longarm machine may get fixed soon, but until then I decided to quilt some smaller projects on my own to ease the crowding in the "to be quilted" closet.
Curved organic crosshatch with the walking foot for this small quilt/baby quilt. I used pink thread for three of the corners, and black thread for the last one, just for fun.
During the burying of thread tails in one section, I lost my grip on the needle. My husband and I were searching my sewing area for about 25 minutes with flashlights without success. Finally, I went to pick up the quilt from my sewing desk and the magnetized needle was sitting on a pair of scissors on the quilt!! So glad the search ended well.
Backing made from leftovers from other quilts. I love the monkey print that came from grandson Hunter's baby quilt. I'll use black for the binding. Tomorrow I plan to get another smaller top quilted to end the nice long weekend.