I have almost all of the Dresden plates appliqued to the background squares. Adding the center circles will be next.
If you have been thinking about giving applique a try, this block is the perfect project. The edges are already turned under so you don't have to mull through the starch versus needleturn versus whatever method. And all the edges are straight, no curves to be concerned with. I've improved my stitch quite a bit plus am a master at inner and outer corners now.
I decided to give these things called Thimble Pads a try and I really like them.