I started this lovely quilt in March 2011. I took the last stitches on the applique in December 2013. This morning, I pulled it out of the dryer, quilted, bound, and finished. I got caught up on the quilting, believing that it could only be hand quilted. The longer it sat in the hoop with a small, 4" section quilted, the more I realized that the only way I would get to enjoy this quilt was to take out those stitches, pin baste, and machine quilt. I cannot tell you have much I am looking forward to having this as my couch quilt this winter. The colors are so lively and the applique is so fun. The pattern was a gift from a quilting friend and the background fabric was purchased at a sweet little shop that I visited with my daughter. So many memories. Linking up with Kathy one last time in 2015.