Many moons ago, when my children were still little, I made one that was on the cover of "Good Housekeeping". It was a log cabin Christmas tree and the directions were inside. It was made of reds and greens and the first square in each log cabin was gold. It was hand tied on the gold with thin red ribbon to look like gifts. We still put it up every Christmas season (my daughter is now 40). Actually, except for the binding, it looks very much like the one nygal referred to:
http://quiltersdiary.com/log-cabin-q...allery/?pid=41. Mine did not have borders, only an inch binding.