I actually finished a quilt along on time! (well, the top anyway) Wonders never cease!
It's the Star Light Star Bright quilt along from Happy Quilting, and I love the way it turned out.
I picked the floral fabric first, then chose the others from it. The gray is a DS print and the other 2 are JoAnn's. They are all nice and thick, so I got lucky finding higher quality fabrics. All I knew going in was that I didn't want to do one of the usual backgrounds (white, gray, dark gray, etc.). I chose Kona Pool, and I am so glad I went outside my comfort zone. I made the 28" blocks, and changed the pattern slightly so that all 4 fabrics were in each block, and the centers were 1 piece instead of a four-patch. I even made a mockup to keep up with the colors (nerd.) I think this one will be an 18th birthday/high school graduation gift for my baby sister.
This next one was also a Happy Quilting QAL from last summer, called Star Surround. I finished it last month, so if I can quilt it in 2014 I will consider it timely!
I love it so much. It was one of the more time-consuming and finnicky projects I've done (so many points), but it was worth it. It has my favorite colors (it's a bundle from The Intrepid Thread which included some Koi, Shelbourne Falls, Art Gallery, and a few others). LOVE.
Now just need to figure out how to quilt them!