I'm participating in Just Takes 2 this year - a BOM, sort of, in which blocks in Red and White quilts exhibited have been chosen to make a representative quilt of that glorious collection. You can learn more about it by clicking on the red/white button on my sidebar. I love to make blocks so this seemed like one to do this year. And some of the blocks have applique. You know how much I love applique! Above are the two that are - you guessed it - applique blocks. The pink hearts were done with back basting and machine appliqued using a zig zag stitch. The purple one was done with freezer paper and machine applique using a zig zag stitch also.