I tried something different when making this wall quilt. I copied photos of the dogs and scanned them into my computer. Then I made the pattern using Adobe IIlustrater. I quilted the back ground very tightly to highlight the grass. I then used fusible web to attach the pattern pieces to the quilt. Then I had a brain storm and instead of quilting the pieces down I applied decoupage over all the pieces of the dogs and the flowers. it gave them a leathery look and made them stand out from the background which gave it sort of a 3D effect. I was so pleased with the effect I did a cat the same way.