My $5 Quilt BOM has accessory blocks that are appliqued. I've just learned this technique and these pieces are much smaller than the applique on my Stitchers Garden BOM. I decided to try a practice run with red thread to show where I need to improve. I started out really wobbly but soon got a bit better at manipulating those smaller pieces with my hands.
Here's my finished block on a pieced background. I really enjoyed this but it took loads of time. Loads. It gives me a much bigger appreciation for those quilts that are full of applique. I do see more of this in my future.