I am ready to machine quilt my first original applique piece. I couldn't find the right pattern to teach hand applique with, so I designed my own. I have been wanting to do something with browns and double pink reproductions, and this fits the bill - for now. I had my browns and pink fabrics pulled from the stash and waiting for the right project. While I still want to make a bigger brown and pink quilt, this project just seemed to require those colors too. Now, off to get the quilting started!