This is the quilt I'm doing with Esther and her Yahoo followers. You will have to go to her blog to read the history and see the original and her ideas. It's very beautiful.
The border I started to do with some machine piecing, but the pieces are so small that needleturn applique is the way that I finished it. It did not seem any slower.
This is how my yard looks now. The leaves are just starting to come down.