I just finished and shipped out this folk art style fabric applique picture of a school in New York. It took nearly 15 hours to complete, between cutting out all the pieces, assembling them and sewing everything down. Believe it or not, I had created this very same picture four times already, probably about ten years ago when I lived in New York! The pictures were commissioned by teachers in the school to give to retiring co-workers.
I was bored to tears to think of exactly duplicating this picture yet another time, so I changed some of the fabrics and the color of the border. Still, it was tedious and I kept telling myself, "Never Again!!"
Now to move on to some of my own designs. It feels good to have this piece finished!!!
(By the way, the border on the picture was straight - it's my photo that's crooked!!)