Months ago I discovered Sandra's blog and since then I'm her follower. Sandra's passion is hand applique, she sew wonderful blocks whit a naturalistic feeling... flowers, birds and so on.
Her applique style is realistic and she select the fabrics so that the applique seems a painting.
In her blog she show work in progress and give hints and tutorials about applique.
I was astonished by the sharpness of her applique points so I've decided to buy her book, just to know how she do the points. Yes I've bought a book only for half page :p
But the book is entirely interesting :)
Her points method is simple but brilliant and I've never seen it neither online nor in demos or workshops. Usually I've seen cut the seam allowance in front of the point, she do different, leaving that seaming allowance and saying it is important.
I've made a try of her technique, yesterday, and uess what, sharp point at first attempt! WOW!
Moreover her book is full of tips, it has some simple but nice patterns and she explain how to embellish an applique with embroidery.
I suggest you to visit her blog , and if you like her style give the book a try. I really liked it.
(no affiliation, just a satisfied quilter)