This one has been a stretch to me with the applique--not something I do very much of, but I don't mind it too much at all! Except when the pieces get real tiny--then that's a bit much!!! This has been done with needle turn applique using freezer paper to cut the pieces out. My method differs from the link in that I trace around the design, then cut leaving a 1/4" seam allowance or less, then peel off the freezer paper before I do the needle turn applique.
I've been to a couple of classes at the LQS, Quilt Mercantile, (I do hope they get their website up and running soon, so I can link to them!!!!!) and the applique classes helped a lot. There's just something about a hands-on approach that you just can't get from a book! Although Kathy Delaney's book Hearts and Flowers has helped me a lot.
Maybe applique is something you'd like to try???!!! Ah, come on, when's the last time you tried something new???!!!
Let quilting help you make someone smile!