I'm 99% done with Christmas knitting -- just a little more duplicate stitch to go. Instead of doing that, I've been cutting and piecing quilt blocks. OH SO FUN.
This is from the April Cornell Sonnet tin box. There's one wonky corner, but I was so excited to finish the first block that I got a little careless. What thrills! I got to use my new 1/4" seam foot for my machine, too. The fun never ever stops!
It's a little busy, fabric wise, but the tin box quilts always are since they incorporate all of the fabrics from a collection in 5-inch squares. I am just so in love with these intricate little blocks and the fun way the triangular pieces are constructed. You overlap squares of fabric, sew some seams, cut some, add more fabric, sew more seams, cut again and you have these perfect little flying geese. I'm sure everyone and her sister already knew how to do this, but I'm thrilled like a toddler on Christmas morning.
Speaking of toddlers, we took John out to see some Texas-style Christmas lights tonight. Bigger and brighter is definitely better for Texans and John absolutely loved seeing everything. Highlights included a giant inflatable train and one house whose electric bill I'd shudder to receive. He wasn't feeling too great today and to hear a tired but excited little guy calling "Ites! Ites!" every time we slowed down at a heavily decorated house made our night.