It's been said that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Well, I don't believe that anymore....this is a table topper that I just finished pinning in preparation for some machine quilting. That's not the new trick, I have done that before...not that well, but passable for me. I'm talking about the applique. I've always been a freezer paper appliquer...it was the way I was taught many eons ago and I liked the technique. Even if it was tedious and time consuming and a royal pain. Well, a lady in my guild is a "back basting" appliquer and she showed me how to applique this 'new' way (at least , new to me) and I am totally enthralled with the technique...no more freezer paper...no more cutting the back out to remove the paper and the accuracy...well I am completely impressed and awed with the sharp points and the easy curves...I am soooo pleased with the results of the hand applique on this table topper. Considering the fact that I merely started it to see how I would feel about this method. I am sold, I am a convert, I am tickled pink to learn a 'new' technique and now I have to crow about it. So guess what, I am an old dog(I have been called a 'bitch' before) and I have learned a new trick...ain't life grand???