My tip...use a nice soft flannel for your backing. You knots and thread will not show through.
Now on to some projects.
Here are a few I made last year.
This is a Sarah Jane PATTERN
I enjoyed doing his hair with a variegated thread all in french knots.
I am also working on this pattern, Winter Wonderland. Actually I am on year two of this pattern!
It can be found HERE
Another thing I love to do is to incorporate embroidery into my quilt blocks.