The pieces have all been cut out, arranged on the background and some of the small pieces fused in place. Now comes the fun of stitching around them in matching color threads. I've finished the trees, the little snow friends' arms, their cute little scarves plus the snow drifts. I did a little stuffing (trapunto) behind the snow drifts so it will puff out a little more when it's quilted.
These pictures were taken before the snowmen were stitched down. I still have a little bird with his legs and face and the faces of the snow people to do yet.
This is the easiest applique I've done in a long time. Mine usually involves hand sewing but this time we are using the sewing machine for our stitching around the applique pieces. It's fun to take your time and enjoy the process and not be on a tight schedule for finishing something quickly, which is my usual speed.
Take a look at Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday to see more fun projects this week.