Lilies from the Ashes by Glassquilt
I saw this quilt on the old TV show Simply Quilts and immediately ordered Jinny Beyer's book Quilting by Hand. I was too impatient waiting for delivery and drafted it myself. Glad I did because my block is bigger than the one in the book. It has ended up being my only hand sewn quilt because of all the bias edges.
This is my oldest UFO. It started as gift until I realized how much more time hand sewing takes. I have a personal rule that gifts for family members are approximately equal. I was spending about 10 hours on each flower, 25 flowers totaling 250 hours. Just for the blocks alone not counting sewing together, sandwiching, quilting, binding,etc. So this became our quilt.
We had a house fire Nov. 2006. With good fortune the design wall with blocks was in the living room and was not lost. I could not bring myself to work on it for a long time - brought too many memories to mind.
It is finally on my Inspira quilting frame designed for machine quilting. I am using an office chair so I can sit at a comfortable height. Because of arthritis I cannot do a running stitch so I use John James stab needles, working about 20 minutes at a time. This may take forever to finish.