I am done at last!  I never got good at needle turn applique.  I am afraid that I might have to start a new method called "finger turn applique."  :)  It won't win any prizes, but I am awfully fond of this block.  I didn't know what to do with myself last night while watching Downton Abby (my new favorite show!) - nothing to hand stitch?!?  I guess I will have to dig out my hexagon quilt again.

My husband snapped this beautiful blurry picture of me working on the block over Christmas break.  It was my turn to be sick, so I snuggled up in my robe and comforter and did some stitching in between naps.  :)

Here are all of the applique blocks from the Skill Builder Sampler together.  This month was a stretch for my skills, but after a bunch of stitching, I actually think that I might enjoy the long term process of making an applique quilt.  I never would have said that when I started quilting.  That is one of the reasons that I love quilting.  There is always something new to learn and make - not to mention the beautiful new fabrics to make it with.  :)