...it seems to take forever...
Pattern was from here and they got it from here.
I altered it slightly - chain stitched with three strands of embroidery thread the feet and beaks of the birds. Originally, I blind stitched by hand each individual leaf but I didn't think they had enough stick-out-ness to them so then I went round each leaf with the sewing machine to get the added definition I was after. Background is a white linen.
As much as it is always nice to dip a toe into the world of applique, suddenly square quilts are looking very attractive once again!