I finished hand appliqueing the first of my four eagles. He still needs to have a few details embroidered in, but that can happen later. The applique was not difficult, except for a few places where it was awkward to hold the fabric and stitch at the same time. I used the freezer paper and starch method for prepping the fabric pieces - that technique really simplified the stitching process!
Now I just need to prep and stitch 3 more identical blocks. Since I have the experience of the first block under my belt, I think I'll prep all the remaining blocks at the same time so I can just stitch my way through all of them.
How's everyone else doing?