I was putting off quilting the Irish Chain because I wanted to do a feather wreath but didn't have a stencil. So I made one using a pattern traced from a book onto template plastic. I then sewed over the pattern with an empty needle and pounced it with cinnamon. Look -- a feather! Not exactly perfect, but I've got a few more to do, so I'm sure I'll be really good at it by the end.