I haven't done any applique work for myself lately, so I bought myself a sweatshirt with the intent to do something artistic. I went through my fabric stash and came across some black and red leafy material and thought it looked great against the red sweatshirt.
I love decorative scrolls and Celtic knots. I decided something winding would be neat. I started to cut templates. I had trouble with my first set of scrolls. They looked fine on the sweatshirt when the sweatshirt was laid out flat, but didn't look right when I tried it on. I then realized that the delicate scroll-work looked great, but its too thin to show off the pattern of the fabric I want to use. In addition, at that width, most of the fabric would be covered with the stitching.
Ha. I may be dragging my feet to finalize the design and cut the fabric just because I don't want to face the nightmare of stitching all those curves!