I must have been working on this particular quilt for nearly 20 years! It was a Block of the Month before those became so popular, and I was assured that as a newbie quilter, it was well within my skills! WRONG! I did finally get it together, layered and basted, planning to quilt it on my domestic machine. Well, that was a horrible idea! I had no such skills!
Think the next several years spending time folded up in a drawer, while your maker slowly improves her domestic machine quilting. Meanwhile your maker has discovered paying a LAQ to do most of her projects (I have more ideas than I have time!) I finally pulled the poor thing out and vowed to finish! It took more than 3 months (notice the Christmas design?), but it's done.
As a newbie quilter, I had made several mistakes that I would not do now! My fabric choices leave something to be desired, mostly in quality. At that time I didn't understand the pitfalls of cheaper fabric, even when you really liked the color! So, quilting friends, here it is: