Some people would choose to get these done sooner and work on them at home, but I need handwork prepped and ready to go so I can grab it between work and my evening bees.
This method of appliqué is called back-basted appliqué, a method taught by Jeana Kimball. My friend Debbie S showed me this method after she took Jeana's class. This is now my preferred method of appliqué because it made a lot of sense to me. Prior to this, I never did much appliqué, in spite of taking a number of classes that taught various methods. I was never satisfied with my work because the pieces never stayed put, but would travel as I stitched them down.
In case you never heard of the back-basting method, here is a straightforward tutorial from Gaye Boomers.
In progress (top photo), prepped and ready to go (second photo), and back view with stitches over drawn lines (last).