appliqué wedding gift

Howdy folks! My sister-in-law finally found a home on her wall for the applique wedding gift I made for her. She hung it above a piece of furniture she inherited from her grandmother, which she painted a cool color – check it out!

applique wedding gift: wedding_gift_applique_2

Here’s a close up. I am wondering how to avoid the look of the seam allowance in the method of hand appliqué I chose. Whatever, though, it’s handmade :)

applique wedding gift: wedding_gift_applique_1