This is the correct sun, the one below was the wrong way up on the background! Fortunately, all the facial features were sewn to the text fabric only so a quick unpick, reposition and the mistake was remedied.
I changed the face on this design, the rays are Sarah's original pattern. The appliqué features are all lawn fabric- they had to be for my sanity, those skinny seams! I'm now using Aurifil 80wt thread for all my appliqué now that I've got a good range of colours, the stitches really do disappear. I have two more animal border blocks and the corners to complete before all the blocks are sewn. I've started joining some sections so I can see it coming together! I'm aiming for a January finish...I'm just searching out a longarmer!