It's no secret that I love doing applique. Here's some inspiration for applique designs from the art world. These images are all from Laura Nugent's website.
This would be a simple design to applique...all straight lines! Use two shades of green fabric to give the illusion of hills.
A beautiful blue bird on a gold patterned background. I love the bold colors.
These trees are so pretty. I think my fabric version would be fabric circles appliqued with hand embroidered leaf designs.
I think I will have to raid my fabric stash and give some of these a try in fabric form.