You can read about the first post here.
But, she did like the look, so I proceeded with needleturn applique of the Christmas tree and some hand embroidery embellishments ... fly stitch along the lower "branches", a metallic swag and some bright shiney flowers.
For the quilting, all of the sawtooth stars and the Christmas tree got stitched in the ditch. It just takes a LONG time to do that sort of outline stitching on a longarm. Be aware that if you ask your longarm for stitch in the ditch, you're going to pay for it. Literally.
As I look at the photo of the finished front, I see that I STILL FORGOT the Christmas tree topper! Sheesh!
And just in case she would like to use it as a wall-hanging, I put a hanging sleeve on it. :-)