I know, it takes more time, but I just love to applique, especially on a fairly small project. By the time I would have prepped all the fused pieces and machine appliqued everything, I feel like I pretty much had the tree done! Here's my bare tree ready for leaves.
I've had so much fun going thru my batik scraps and finding just the right pieces. Since I can't really draw, I'm so glad this doesn't have to look realistic :).
Until next time,