Never a dull moment :-)
I am testing different applique methods and I am enjoying myself.
The first "butterfly" block is done. It is starch and press. The method is ok, but I found it hard to smooth the edges if needed. No surprises as I went. I felt the need to rinse the block after finish. It felt so stiff.
Next I started again the block I flung earlier - remember the glue stick block ? - now using needle turn and cut as I go.
Yes !! I am eager to continue !!
As this motif is like a papercut the placement was not an issue.
These blocks finish 6" so placement has to be fairly accurate.
I have to look into using placement guides, like the light table under the book and background or an overlay placement guide or drawing some placement guides on the background fabric with pencil. I do not feel confident to eyeball placement on these blocks - yet.
Thank you Tazzie for generously answering my questions before I started :-)
My favourite kitten has been visiting today and we have enjoyed the applique together. She has been purring happily on my cutting mat when I have been working next to her :-)