While I was up visiting my Great-Aunt Ruth in Nova Scotia, she answered a million and one quilting questions. There were techniques I'd been interested in trying (machine applique and paper-piecing) that I had a hard time jumping into without a little hands-on instruction. After I successfully completed my first little applique project, she decided I should try my hand at reverse applique!
The tulip pattern was one that she'd made several years ago and thought would be a relatively simple, if slightly fiddly, first project. I completed the whole thing in several hours, even with three separate incidents of binding boo-boo's that had to be unpicked (she also showed me how to neatly and "invisibly" bind).
Not perfect, especially since this was only my second time ever doing any sort of applique, but I think that it turned out pretty! It will be a gift for my Aunt Judy, to hang in her window while she recovers from surgery.