While inspecting the posts of my fellow bloggers I saw what Faye has been working on. It struck a chord. Ages ago I bought the same pattern
As I said, I love applique, and also hand quilting. I can't remember the last time I hand pieced a straight line. The sewing machine is so seductive. It's fast. Projects move along at a rapid rate. This weekend, I made 20 blocks and now there are only 44 more to whizz up. Not showing it properly until the quilt is complete.
I've also been working on my Beyond the Cherry Tree quilt. My latest block is over here.