The blocks made from the "ugly quilt fabrics"are all ready to applique.
Here are a line of blocks on the machine........
and here's how it looks when you flip them over before cutting them apart.
It really is quite a lot faster.
To finish the raw edges of blocks for applique, I like to use the following method.
Place a piece of a very thin interfacing the same size as the block on the right side, sew around the raw edge then cut an X in the interfacing, turn to the right side and press just as I did with the small blocks above.
The past couple of days between caring for little man, I made five of these tiny PP stars to scatter between the large blocks.
This is definitely a work in progress!