Working on an English Paper Piecing project is such a different mentality for me because it is almost deliberately slow. I can't rush through it, so I just slow down and enjoy it. Plus, it really gives me an excuse to have movie marathons and not feel like I'm wasting time!
After I finished assembling the pieces, I did something I never thought I would do. I actually hand appliqued it to the background fabric! I figured that I already spent 6 months on this project, what's a few more days? I do like the look better than machine applique, and in particular I feel like I can control the dog ears a bit better when I hand applique. My hand applique stitches are absolutely terrible, but at least nobody can see it!
I'm already in love with it, and I haven't even quilted it yet! I have a feeling this one will take quite awhile to quilt, because I will have to do a lot of thread changing, but I look forward to quilting it ... some day!