Finally done - not as planned! After staring at the blocks a while, I determined that a) they needed to be separated into two quilts, and b) I needed more green with the red to make it Christmas-y. Starting with the star blocks, I designed these X blocks to go with them, which are based on a disappearing nine patch. To me, they look like little boxes with bows on top. I put black corners on them so they made a secondary pattern with the gold corners on the star blocks. And I had just enough snowman fabric for the border. (Sorry the quilts look so weird in the picture. They were too long so I hung them horizontally across two closet doors and the framing made a lump in the middle.) Now, I had the red pointy blocks left. I rummaged through my closet and found two Christmas fabrics. The first is a scattered pattern of ball ornaments, and the second is a Thimbleberries fabric with bows, stars and holly. I'm still not crazy about the blocks, but I like how there are lines of small squares running down the quilt through the blocks.
I like the first one enough to keep it. The second one will probably be a gift. Next problem is finding enough matching fabric in my stash to make backings because I am determined I will not buy any fabric for these. They did come out much larger than I was thinking. The top one is 66 x 78 and the bottom one is 70 x 82. The original quilt was described as a lap quilt, but these are a lot bigger than that, nearly bed size, in my opinion.
(Oops, better watch it. I've already expressed opinions about these blocks and look where THAT got me!)
So, that's what I sewed this week. How about you?