I managed to finish it from start to finish in about three weeks! I even amaze myself sometimes. I finished it the day before his birthday.
I found the patterns at http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/ for free! Check it out, Sindy has lots of great applique patterns.
Please excuse the poor photography. I took them in the evening, outside because I had to give the quilt away the next day and rain was in the forcast for that day. I don't have a space big enough to take pictures inside.