Moving along slowly on my DD's quilt.
The stitching is not hard, but there is more preparation required than usual for me. I've chosen to back baste these applique blocks . This is a new technique to me, very easy, but as with all applique by hand- the time is in the preparation.
I'm stiching the dark fabric to the gold, the pink running stitch is my guide for applique stitching, these are removed as I sew.
I'm getting used to this technique. It's wonderful for absolute accuracy, the pieces don't move at all. This is a problem I've had in the past. I like to glue baste, but often the fabric moves a little before I have time to sew it down.
Do you back baste? What's your preferred method of applique?