I started out by making a "Lucky Star" block from Atkinson Designs. I am making a large quilt using this pattern for my friend Marcia, and wanted to practice.
The green outer border is flannel. I did freehand machine quilting with my Janome 6600 domestic machine. I used a variegated poly thread everywhere except in the gold background.
I did not feel like binding it, so just made a pillow-case type block by turning it, hemming up the opening, and top stitching the edges.
I hope you are enjoying your fall, and thinking about your holiday projects!