I finished the first applique block, and I'm having so much fun - I hope you are too! Here's a short tutorial and link to the block.
The three [so far] applique blocks are going to be stitched on neutral log cabins, except for the last four logs. So make your block with all lights, but don't add logs 10-13. The last four logs will be added after you do your applique.
Make your block, with logs 1-9. [I had to unstitch my last four logs - some teacher, eh?]
Trace your applique shapes, using the REVERSED pattern on your printout, onto fusible web.
Cut them out, leaving at least 1/8th inch all around, then following manufacturer's directions, fuse them to the wrong side [back] of your fabrics.
Once they've cooled, cut them out on the line, and lay them on your fabric following the picture as a guide - there is a layout diagram in the pattern, but you don't have to get it exactly. I laid out my branch and apple, then stitched them down, then added the leaves wherever. There's no layout diagram for the leaves.
I used a blanket stitch on my machine. Don't look too close - it's been so long since I've done this, I had a mess!
I just scattered the leaves wherever. There's no right or wrong. And I know that one tree doesn't have multi-colored leaves, that's ok, we're going for the spirit of autumn here.
After you stitch down the leaves, you're going to add the last four logs - in darks.
And that's it! Your applique block is done. I'm not sure if I'm going to add this one to my quilt, it may become a table runner, I really want to do needle-turn applique on these. I've never done it before, so rather than making you wait for the applique blocks for a year or two, I thought I'd go ahead, fuse them, and have them ready.
Here's my first three blocks:
I have no idea yet what kind of layout these will have, but I kind of like this!
The applique is a free download in my craftsy shop, click HERE - happy stitching!