I finished up block #17 of Baltimore Garden yesterday. I must say those layered flowers do take some time. But the old saying about applique is so true, it is all about one stitch at a time. I love the depth that the layers add and am so glad that I attempted to make the layered flowers this time instead of using the ruched flowers. I think they both give great results, but the look is totally different. The great thing about applique is you can choose different techniques to get the job done. I am one that likes to try new and challenging things, but not to the point that they are frustrating. So glad to moving along on my quest to complete Baltimore Garden.