Next up is my "boy" Jelly Roll Jam quilt, which I've donated to our Christian School fundraising dinner and auction. I used a "Good Morning" jelly roll, and separated the strips into "boy" and "girl" colours, and got the tops done a few weeks ago - now this one is done. I used a great bright turquoise polka-dotted flannel on the back - here's what it looks like:
I just did Stitch-in-the-Ditch quilting around every 3 strips of fabric, and then quilted a star in every block (you should be able to see the quilting on the back of the quilt).
And finally, our quilt guild committed to make placemats for our local Victorian Order of Nurses to hand out at Christmas to every client that receives Meals-On-Wheels. We could do whatever we wanted; it was suggested that we make the back something more generic, so they could be used year-round. I had just bought the newest McCall's Quick Quilts magazine, and loved the placemat pattern enclosed. I pulled out my Christmas-sy fabrics, found a great apple orchard border-print for the back. My placemats are ready to go!