Well, they say that practise makes perfect so I have just completed Tigger v 3.0 - this was for a friend who requested one for her hubby!
Pleased with the finished result - matching the colour of the thread to the fabric has made a difference and using a purple thread for tigers markings has also blended in well.
Have been bitten by the applique bug! So plan is to finish off the quilt I am working on for my sons 21st birthday present (yes can you believe it? I asked by 20 year old son what he would like for his 21st birthday and he said a quilt! I was blown away - how wonderful!)
Then it will be onto some serious appliqe-ing... watch this space :-)