This is my first quilt project. I decided to go with a small project to practice my skills. I thought this would be an easy one not realizing that the stars meant having points, I was clueless at the time. I did all of the cutting myself, and pieced the top on a machine. I did hand quilt this, at the time I really thought that was all you could do. I didn't measure my quilting lines just started. It is a little bit of a mess. :) I then added embellishments by sewing Christmas themed buttons in the center of each block. I did sew the binding by hand also. Started in November and wanted to complete it by Christmas. I finished on Christmas Eve, 12.24.09.