I have pieced the background and made a colorful border. Not the typical Christmas colors, but this is what I like. I cut five inch strips, then cut the strips into random widths. I put all the pieces in a basket and sewed them together in the order that I pulled them out.
I loosely pinned the tree to the background, but I think it will be lower when I stitch it.
I am pleased with how this is coming along. When I do things like this, I don't plan or draw things out. It develops at I go and I like it that way.
Look what the Easter Bunny sent me! Arigatou Okii Usagi!