|Aligning the applique pieces|
I probably could have done a better job with the alignment when I machine pieced it but I am okay with it. I think that once the block is in the quilt and it gets washed then all of the edges of the applique will soften and blend better.
When I look at it close up, I can see the applique block that I worked on one evening without good light. Just a little bit of trivia that I might remember at some point long after the quilt is finished and being enjoyed!