I posted this quilt top a few days ago. Finished it today. Thank you for the advise to all who gave it. I did quilt in black thread. A first for me. It blended in really well. I'm learning to use a Juki & frame and didn't want to call attention to my stitches I stippled in the black background, made straight lines in the red part of the quilt and in the quilt squares I alternated a couple pantographs of pine trees in one row & then spiral circles in the next. A few have asked for the pattern. I found it at http://www.u-createcrafts.com/2009/1...owmen-tutorial. She did her quilt with the snowball pattern (which I loved), but I cut 4 1/2" squares to use up some Christmas scraps. Thanks for looking.