I really enjoyed working on Gail Pan's free BOM for 2009. It was a 9 month freebie. I loved the simplicity of the embroidery and it helped me get back my stitch skills. I finally got it stitched together. I knew I wanted something simple with no sashing or borders because my colors, especially the green, are quite busy! I did buy a yard of a Christmas fabric I fell in love with at Nautical Needle this past weekend. I took swatches of the red and green and thought it would go with this new fabric. Now I don't know. I am just using it for the backing and the binding....
I layed it out with a thin "binding" strip along the edge of the top just to see if I liked it. I really do like it....it is very different.
The gold/cheddar color matches the gold stitches in all of the blocks...I think it accentuates them.
It is different and I think I am going for it. Finished photos to follow!