My London 2013 really is coming along too slowly to suit me but I have to accept the pace I'm at these days. Slow and steady goes with my daily life.
I don't often work with fusible applique and I mostly I hand stitch my applique blocks but this crown would be excruciating to hand applique I think. I'm really not good with the invisible polyester thread but it is a big improvement from the old stiff nylon thread I used years ago for machine applique. This Superior brand thread worked pretty well but my tension was too tight. Don't look closely. Please. However, I think the queen looks mostly pretty grand. The PKM blue gingham is perfect for her majesty.