Applique is not my favorite to quilt, some quilting has to be done in the applique to keep it from "poofing" and there lies the problem! It must be minimal to retain the appearance of the technique but sufficient to tack it down.
I decided to do ruler work in the blocks simple and clean.
Some years ago I purchased Delo's Appliguide but have never used it until today!
It really did help to control stitching around the appliqued pieces, so I will use it again. I used Masterpiece 100% cotton 50wt.thread and Aurifil 50wt. cotton.They both performed very well on my Prodigy machine. Batting is Quilter's Dream Angel.
And now back to the Baptism quilts, two more to quilt.