for the votes....woot....I came in 2nd...and for the sympathy on my quilt. I got lots of good advice thru both the comments and email. Cindy's advice to take a deep breath was spot on. I agonized about cutting in but I finally did it. There was a seam on the back where I'd pieced the back that I could work the pin over to. It was pretty 'land locked' so I didn't have much room to work in. The quilting crossed over itself here and there limiting where I could go with it. I have pictures I'll show later.
I want to thank everyone for voting for my piece over on Anna's blog. I didn't see any reference to who won the drawing for the prize she was giving one of her voters but I sure hope it was one of YOU.
Here is a closer look at the detail. I changed everything about the picture aside from the border. I only slightly changed the flowers to look more like a bleeding heart and remade the hummingbird from a free pattern I stitched years ago. Everything else is taken from random patterns.