I had started a new quilt using a mariner's compass block. The compass blocks are made and were shown in an earlier post. I designed the center floral applique here to go with those blocks. Then the other day, I was asked to design to an applique pattern for my guild's next raffle quilt....they wanted tropical...and this floral was perfect! So I then designed the setting triangles to surround the floral center. What do you think? And, before I started the applique on my personal quilt, I wanted to try the applique foundation that Sharon Schamber uses. You leave it in, and when the quilt is washed, the fibers soften and become "fill". Gives a little extra loft....nice! Of course, lazy me did not turn my edges...I just did a buttonhole stitch around.