Isn't there lots of applique here? My mock-up block, top right seemed to look a bit empty and too tidy, so what to do - fill it up with leaves as we have all found out - and pears! I feel it has worked and somehow looks like it belongs!
Maybe I will have to do more than 9 blocks, there is so many more I want to do - perhaps 16 and quilt-as-you-go.
I have loved doing every stitch so far and have just posted on Lurline's Place, my method of making nice, fine stems - it is a long, long time since I have used bias bars or a bias maker! We all have our favourite techniques, so to each his own, it is all about whatever suits you best!
So onto the next block - the grapes and bird! This is how I do my circles, and the fabric is Kaffe's shot cotton - I thought it may fray like crazy, but it is really beautiful to work with. There is a great array of colours in this range and I think I will add a few more to my stash - just 20cm pieces will be fine!
It is a shame we can't get all our repros in lovely fine weaves like the batiks and Kaffe's, so nice to use for applique - never mind, there's a lot of beautiful prints to go into our piecing, I guess!