Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine had this pattern in it in the July/August 2007 issue. It was called Whimsical Garden and was done in bright colors like orange and turquoise. I didn't care for the color scheme, so I changed it to more of an old world look, with muted blues, warm browns and strong reds. It has taken me over three years to finish this project. The applique, which I did on the machine, was extremely time consuming, so I only did it now and then when I was feeling masochistic.
Finally, I decided to finish it on Day Three of Mary's visit, because I want to enter this quilt in our annual quilt show in March. Just the top is finished at this time, but I will be quilting it soon.