For those of you that find cutting the back of your applique, it's really not that scary, LOL.
Here's what the center looks like this morning, I will be adding the borders soon, each corner has a pieced block. In the right corner of the photo below is the first block from the Tonga quilt, a reminder to me that I need to work on months two and three!
Kim Diehl's machine applique technique is very easy, the prep work can be used whether you decided to hand applique or machine applique.
Have a wonderful day!