This was item 9 on my Q4 FAL list and I was pretty sure it was even going to be started before the end of the quarter - given that I had only got as far as washing and pressing the fabrics by 23rd December.
Circumstances in the family though, meant that both my husband and I really wanted this to be a Christmas present for Mother in Law this year. I started cutting - and then sewing - mid afternoon on the 23rd. More cutting and sewing continued through the day and the following morning. Fortunately I's chosen to back the quilt with plush (so no wadding) and this meant that I could do very simple quilting following the outlines of the blogs. I finished hand sewing down the binding (whilst watching "White Christmas" for the first time ever!) just before midnight on Christmas Eve.
Thankfully, my Mother In Law loved it - and my gamble on matching the colours was repaid - it looks as though I took swatches from the furniture and curtains to the fabric shop with me!