The key was to make it with big squares that would be fast to put together. I also thought big squares would let some of the bold fabric patterns show nicely.
I decided to add a little bit of machine embroidery too. I actually used some snowflake designs that I had. I just used bright colors.
I decided to quilt the quilt in a random style. I just practiced several different quilting styles that I like doing. No straight lines; no time for that, ruler work would have gone much too slow!
While trying to take pictures of the quilt (on the morning of the move, while my daughter was putting the last of her things in her car), my little dog Albert was extremely nosy and wanted to inspect every arrangement of the quilt.
It was hard to get a clear picture because he kept moving the porch swing!
But I told he needed to cut that out because I was in a hurry. So he did. He was sorry.
Finished! Just in time!