My vacation has been good for one thing - I've been able to finish writing the final three patterns needed to finish the BOM quilt for this year. The patterns give instructions for making the alternate border blocks (all out of background fabric), the sashing strips, and the assembly of the quilt top.
My finished quilt top is shown in the picture below.
You can get to the patterns by clicking on this link - http://thequiltedsnail.com, then clicking on the link for the 2013-14 BOM and scrolling down to the bottom of the page.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to let me know.
And I'd love to see pic of your finished quilts!
Happy New Year!