I've also been working on Gossip in the Garden, also by Anni Downs, and I have to say I LOVE IT !
It's so much fun and sooooo many pretty fabrics to work with. That alone has kept me motivated.
I'm happy to say I've finished all of the applique blocks and am now working each day to join them to their pieced blocks, ready for final assembly. If all goes well I hope to have it finished in a few weeks!
( fingers, legs and toes crossed )