A little work done

I have managed to get the quilt strips together. And the first border is on.

I am trying to work out if I should use the red fabric for the outer border or find a floral fabric to finish it off.

The Dala horse has the pieces of felt cut for the saddle and will need now to be embroiderd.

I’m going to keep the embroidery very simple. Some blanket and chain stitch on the saddle and bridle.

The Christmas tree skirt has been layered with backing fabric and wadding

Do I machine or hand quilt this? I need to decide on the design.