I then designed a feather type lobe shape and prepared them with starch like Esther prepares hers.. By the way, Margaret Docherty uses a similar method and her applique is the best I have ever seen. (I found out this time when repeating the same shape over and over, 3 layers of freezer paper is even better than two).
This is how it looked before I stitched it down.
I think it needs more inside the spine, birds perhaps? And perhaps something to tone down the red hearts and the green shapes, something inside to make those a little less heavy.....?