I love these. And other similar items. I decided to make some for my new nephew, baby Hugh, but first I did a tester for Mim.
It was a lot trickier than I planned (that's why there will no closeups- it's not super neat). I even used a nice machine, my mom's Bernina. I have some idea for altering my approach for the ones for baby Hugh, but if any of the three of you out there reading this have ever had success with any machine appliqueing technique, let me know.