Yesterday I felt well enough to stand and quilt- after a total of seven hours I was halfway done with the Carolina Christmas Mystery. Tonight it is done, and here are some pics. The binding will probably be red.
It's hard to see the quilting as busy as the quilt is so there are a couple of close-ups, this one of the front......
this from the back.
It's quilted with Dogwood flowers and leaves, that's the N. Carolina state flower and I couldn't think of anything else that would look nice. It's a bit of a challenge to freehand a busy quilt because the thread disappears and you can't see where you have quilted - I suspect that is why this sort of quilt usually gets a pantograph but you all know how I feel about pantos, LOL!
The back is randomly pieced 10" squares of leftover Christmas fabrics with a few others tossed in to make it big enough. I think it's a warm and rather primitive looking quilt back. I like to make quilts reversible, so that the back is as interesting as the front. You can actually see the quilting better on the back of this quilt, that often happens.