Last Christmas my small quilt group had a challenge. It involved paper-piecing. I hate paper-piecing. So I cheated. The "block" that was supposed to be paper-pieced is the represented by the 4 areas of the quilt stitched in red thread that make up sort of a star. I didn't paper-piece them but rather just stitched the resulting block design. The center of the quilt is a Christmas doily I pulled from my stash. For the berries I went one step further and glued red glitter on them. It was a fun challenge and one that I can enjoy the results of year after year.