I have a magazine with a polkadot quilt on it ... was about to start it tonight, but, like you it will be my first applique. EVER. How easy did you find it? Any tips or advice for a newbie?
And ... yours IS better than the magazine. Great job!
Thanks! I had done a few little applique practice pieces first to make sure I had the technique down. I found that the circles where sorta hard to applique around but once you did a couple it came rather easy. I kinda made my own templates out of cardboard to help cut out the circles. Let me know how yours turns out!