I think I've been working on this appliqued quilt for about 18 months now. Actually perhaps not so long, perhaps just a year. It's getting towards the end of the appliqueing, then onto the quilting part of it. I think I may get someone to quilt this professionally for me, not sure. I've only ever made patch quilts for the girls before and the finish on them is decidedly homely. I don't mind that, I'm just not sure how to quilt around these pieces and also it's queen sized, so don't think my machine could handle it. Not so fond of hand quilting the whole thing, that doesn't appeal so much.