Before you go any further, do click over and see Debra Spincic's magnificent "Continue", if you haven't already. This piece is a tribute to her late son Will, using Day of the Dead iconography...she made it very quickly, which is hard to do in crazy quilting! I think her pedal-to-the-metal focus has yielded a truly spectacular work of art.
The Floral 9 Patch, however, is taking a long time and will continue to do so...! I have been tweaking the curves on it, adding little bits here and shaving off little bits there. I always end up doing this on my CQs, I guess. Thank goodness for applique and the seam treatments that cover its edges!
Here is an overall shot of things as they stand this morning...the lace is still pinned around the center medallion, but getting that sewn on is the next order of business.
It's funny...this is so utterly feminine that when I show it to men they completely bounce off it!