I started cutting and piecing this quilt about 4 years ago. It is one of my favorites. I used mostly Australian Aboriginal and African-inspired fabrics. I free hand cut the curved pieces to make each block, so no two blocks are alike. They are all different. Some have a slight curve while in others I cut very deep curves. I am fortunate to have a friend with a long arm, the Tin Lizzie Ainsley 26, so I quilted the top with an all over pattern using a complimentary variegated thread. With the stopping and starting it took less than 2 hours to complete the quilting. The binding was a challenge as I could not settle on a color that I liked but to get it completed I used a similar blue to the one in the border. I am happy with the results. And I can now cross this baby off of my long and still growing WIPs list. This one I will keep for myself.