I don't do applique very much because it just takes SO LOOOONNNNGGG!!! All the rest of the quilt blocks are done, have been done for a couple of weeks, and everything is waiting on this block getting done.
Just a bunch of berries left to do and I'll do them in a yo-yo style with a cardboard template. Something I did with the stems is use fusable though you can't tell. I made the stems using pressing bars so they're actually two layers of fabric. I then cut tiny strips of fusable, fused them to the background fabric, then fused the stems in place. It's just enough to hold them in place while I hand sew them without the bother of pins.