This is my first ever applique'd block
I didn't think my older Pfaff had a blanket stitch - I looked all through the owner's manual and couldn't find one anywhere. Then I spied the open overlock stretch stitch that looks like a slightly slanted blanket stitch. Since the ladybug heads are curved, this stitch works just fine. I'm glad I assembled one complete block first because I need to take a narrower seam allowance for the tiny squares sewn to the corners of the ladybug bodies otherwise the heads are going to be a bit wider than the body where it is attached (like it is in this block). I'm pretty sure Em won't mind though. That's one of the best things about sewing for my granddaughter - she loves everything I make. I applique'd all fourteen of the ladybug heads for the closed ladybugs around the center of the quilt, so now I'm in business and can get busy making the rest of these blocks.
I hope you have a great Labor Day weekend, and that you get to spend some quality time at your sewing machine at some point :)