The top here is pieced but not ironed!
I'm really pleased with how this has turned out so far. The scrappy border really lifts it, as I thought the three stars on their own were looking a bit flat. I have next to no modern Christmas fabrics so, as with the red quilt, I've opted for Christmassy images: The stars, and a colour scheme that says 'Christmas'. Red and green and to keep it fresh and modern some aqua. To me the key thing in any design for this swap was 'Modern'. I think if anyone was expecting me to use the traditional Christmas fabrics I have shoved at the back of my fabric drawers, they would have entered a traditional table runner swap or a swap that didn't specify - right?
Something I've realised about my style as far as quilts go, is I get the most satisfaction making simple quilts. Quilts I don't run out of steam with during the making. I think that's another bonus of joining bee's - I can try out blocks I'd never want to make a whole quilts worth of. If you use the right fabric - whether they're scraps or precuts or whatever - it's about letting the fabrics do the talking for me, rather than the intricate piecing.
What do you prefer making quilt wise?
The next job, in true multitasking style will be to baste and quilt both this and my red quilt. I'm on track to meet the deadline. Phew!