I pieced the scrappy backing early in the month, and then the project sat and waited.
I got the border sewn on mid November and slowly pin basted at the pace of a snail. Part of the lack of motivation was that the light on my sewing machine burned out, so it was impossible to machine quilt until that was replaced. Well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
I quilted a very boring stitch in the ditch grid, and then some feather quilting on the border. But there was a lot of "pleating" going on, which resulted in a) the frequent use of the stitch ripper and b) a much later than anticipated finish.
However...a finished quilt is a finished quilt, and I am happy to announce it's finally done, even if it's a bit past the November deadline! These are half of the blocks from Quiltville's Carolina Christmas from 2009 (pattern not available)...the blocks are called "fox and geese". I know I also sewed the pointsettia star blocks for this mystery, but can't locate them. I guess they will become their own quilt when they are found!
And here is the finished quilt...
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