I finished the hand appliques on block 1 of "Pushin up Spring". I used the back basting method, drawing the design in reverse on the back of the block. This seems to give me very accurate applique pieces. I hand stitched the edges, using silk thread. I have a collection of around 6 colours from white to black with different shades of neutrals in between, and this thread just disappears into the fabric. Now off to select fabric for the next block.
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