I had been hankering to make a very low contrast quilt. I love the way some quilts have faded so much, almost the only way to see the detail is in the texture of the applique and not in the colour. This range of Cabbages and Roses comes already washed and bleached out so is perfect for this project.
I have prepared the applique in exactly the same way as I do for invisible machine work. I even pieced the outer edge of the applique by hand before stitching it down.