I finally decided how I wanted to do the applique. Linda friend did hers raw edge and machine stitched. I wasn't sure. But I decided to hand turn, hand stitch the flowers.
The pattern didn't fit on the square that was cut from the instructions. I took the pattern to the library and had it reduced by 20%.
It was quick and easy to turn the edges under with spray starch, a brush, and an iron. The pattern called for 6 leaves but I didn't think it would look that much better, so I opted for 3 leaves, except on the first one, where I had it completely sewn down without that 3rd leaf. It adds interest right? I am starting to enjoy applique, at least the hand sewing part. I feel a little awkward with the edge turning yet.
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