Applique Size: 15" W x 18" H
Cut your background fabric to approx. 16”x 19” first. This is the fabric you will put all of the other pieces on top of. Then cut and place the cardinal and holly pieces on top of the gray background.
Once your applique pieces are fused to the background, stitch with a straight stitch around each piece with matching thread.
Trim to square, then add a 1” border.
Add batting and backing and quilt as desired.
Your local quilt shop is a great resource for fabrics and techniques.