This is a quick and easy block if you stitch it down by machine. I don’t like to mess with the settings on my machine in order to use a heavier thread so I fuse the pieces to the background fabric and couch over another thread with a narrow zig zag stitch. I’ve used a
What can be cuter than a kitten? Why, a kitten in a basket, of course! I don’t know what size block to use for the base fabric but the basket is 7″ wide. The diagram shows the applique to be placed diagonally on the square to accommodate the height of the handle. Otherwise you’d have
The simple bunny pattern could be cut from patterned fabric and line them up in a row around the hem of a little girl’s dress in in a quilt, of course. The butterfly could be embroidered as is or cut out the main body and the wing pieces, layer them up and voila!
This duck and chick set of patterns are roughly six inches so they are suitable for applique and baby quilt blocks. For applique work you could leave the edges raw, glue the pieces down to the base fabric and then couch over a few strands of embroidery thread or perle cotton or even crochet cotton.