I love applique and do follow some awfully good hand applique artists out there, but rarely do I read about what goes on underneath the hand applique. By this I mean, do you remove the layers of fabric underneath your hand or machine applique?
You'll see that I did needle turn on these petal pieces and then embroidered the blanket stitch again.
I always remove the layers underneath most larger shaped applique project I'm doing. It makes the whole quilt behave better when machine or hand quilting I think. I don't remove the layers from the small quilts like what Pretty Petals quilt.
I found my Pretty Petals flimsey. Man I've been looking for this little quilt top since arriving home in April.
I will post soon the finished Pretty Petals. Happy Quilting my fibre friends!