Here is a quilt that I made a while ago for my friends the Hoppers. They planned on a frog theme for their son Nate's nursery, so I decided to make him a frog prince quilt! I used a couple of applique techniques, including the freezer paper kind for the hearts and circles, and then using iron on steam a seam for the frogs and stitching around it on my machine. I just sketched a very simple frog, gave him a crown, and added golden balls to complete the story. =) The pattern is simple, I just used various sizes of squares and rectangles to give it a fun, flowing look.
It's a great design for someone new to quilting or applique, because the piecing is all straight lines, and there's just a little bit of the applique. I usually use coloring books or just sketch very simple things to applique, I don't get enough practice to consider myself good at it, I feel like I relearn it every time!