The Free Motion Quilting Project: Halloween Decorator in Chief

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Halloween Decorator in Chief

It's Wednesday and I have to share this picture of my messy dining room table:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

James has declared himself the Decorator-in-Chief and wants to decorate the whole house for Halloween. I've always enjoyed decorating myself, but usually never bother because it makes a mess and I'll just have to take the decorations down later anyway.

My little boy is certainly changing my attitude! We're having fun making a mess together and I'm letting him do the arranging and placing, which lead to our very interesting mantle arrangement:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

We're getting a new mantle clock this week so we've left space for that, but all the rest was pure James. Most especially the banana in the jack-o-lantern cup!

While I've been mostly supervising glitter containment, I have also enjoyed drawing with markers over fall themed shapes cut from accu quilt go dies. While coloring with James I started slipping in free motion filler designs and rather liked the effect:

free motion quilting | Leah Day 

This is a bit like zentangles, and a bit like free motion quilting at the same time. Super fun and a great way to practice new designs!

So I'm off to make more of a mess and figure out where we're going to put all our decorated cut outs. I'm thinking we'll make a poster and glue it all together with pictures of James in his different costumes over the years. Super cute!

Let's go quilt,


1 comment:

  1. I LOVE IT!!! Can't tell you how much I miss doing things like this with my two boys (now 27 and 29)! Hoping for grandkids in the not too distant future. :) Squeeze every bit of enjoyment out of these times, Leah, they go by soooooo fast!


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