Here's the first of three Christmas quilts that I have made. This feathered star quilt was made in 1992 when I was still making traditional quilts. Although I only make art quilts now, this is one of my favorite quilts. It is hanging here over the fireplace mantel in my family room. It really is perfectly square. It flops away from the wall a little at the top because the sleeve is too short and I was too lazy to make another one. I'll have to go put a piece of tape behind it.
I not only made traditional quilts back then, I hand quilted them. I used metallic gold thread on this. I no longer hand quilt, neither being physically able nor having the desire to. I love machine quilting.