The focus of this quilt is the applique--so the majority of the quilting time was spent there. Katherine wanted very minimal quilting behind the appliques, so I ditch stitched every applique and most of the details in the appliques, and then only added what background quilting I felt was needed for stability--so I quilted some snow drift lines into the snow, and some extra stars and a partial tree into the blue background. Oh, and some smoke from the chimney on the left, because the family is in the house enjoying the warmth of the fire after building snowmen.
The rest of the quilt got freehand continuous curves and holly leaves. It is blatantly a Christmas quilt, I figured I might as well add the Holly leaves.