To say that I am not a master of hand applique is truly an understatement. My skills, while improving, are nowhere near where they should be. I'm sure this will look better after pressing and quilting, but I feel like it's kind of a mess right now!
I now have almost 75% finished though! (The pieces at the top aren't tacked down yet.)
ETA: I hope I haven't given anyone the idea that hand applique like this is difficult. It absolutely isn't, and I really encourage you to try it, if it interests you! My problem is mainly my attitude! I just find the process a bit tedious and tend to fuss a lot over the way the stitches look and the points match up. (I feel the same way about English paper piecing and most other handwork.) I figure that I'll only get better with practice though, so I'm making myself work on some handwork projects. Thank you for all your words of encouragement!