Trace cookie cutter for shape, work in negative space around shape after stitching tiny guideline of shape. Use a thread conditioner, Thread Heaven, on embroidery floss to prevent fraying; French knots or stab stitches used for effect.
Scroll Stitch This beautiful surface embroidery stitch is worked by looping the thread under the needle as you stitch, creating a graceful scroll-like effect. It can mimic rippling water or waves when used in beach or water-themed embroidery projects.
Super smart way to do a multicolor applique. I can see making alternating squares of applique and pieced blocks using the same fabrics to make a quilt, or this would be great on pillows, tote bags etc.