I love the 10 foot rule. It's WONDERFUL. In case you don't know, it's "If you don't see the mistakes from 10 feet away, it's good enough". This is the sample flower from my machine applique class last night. The class was super fun, but essentially it was everything that my friend Holly graciously already taught us. But it was a lot easier the second time around, and it was really nice to be "forced" to practice. This little piece of muslin below was the stitch bible I made to applique. I think it will come in very handy in the future. I'm on my way to doing my monster quilt!!