Little bit of piecing … I prefer applique, but sometimes a pieced block or two is just what you need. Sometimes you need a whole pieced quilt, but I don’t like sitting at the sewing machine that much, and just stitching straight lines makes it more boring.
(My machine has two speeds, stop and flat out … not great for intricate little pieces or complex applique! Yes, like most modern machines it has a slow button, but I just want to get the machine work done as quickly as possible.)
My favourite method of applique is fused and hand stitched, buttonhole stitch preferably, sometimes with contrast thread but more often with a matching thread so that it is pretty much invisible, even when I use hand quilting thread.