Regularly scheduled Block-A-Palooza updates are on hold until I can get past block #8. When I saw it on Thursday and it included applique I almost had a heart attack. I have never done any applique at all.
This weekend I decided I should just get started and see where I end up. I knew I needed fusible web so I headed off to the store to pick some up. While there my mother-in-law must have taken pity on my repeated seam ripping because she bought me a new seam ripper:
I also left with the requisite interfacing for getting block #8 done:
I found some scraps in my garbage and make my first attempt:
Uhh yeah, not too pretty. I had a hard time judging how close to the edge I was and need some practice getting around the corners.
After that I cut out the appliques for block 8 and fused them in place:
I think I will practice more before I actually sew them on, and I might just pick up a needle and thread and do it by hand.