Bev this is all done on my machine, I use what I call my triple blanket stitch, it does 5 stitches back and forth and then one stitch to the side, it gives a nice edge to the applique.
I will have to find my Fancy Flowers quilt that I made about 8 years ago, that one I hand appliqued, gave the pattern to my best friend, mmm wonder if she still has it ??? If I find it I will post a pic of it.
Honchey so glad you got a good diagnosis, plenty of rest and love and he will be on the mend in no time.
Now back to the applique, I have finished the two crowns and one more letter to do on the words. ho hum.. corned silverside is bubbling away on the stove for dinner tonight and one more day and DH is back to work, these three weeks seemed to drag on