Cut a 24-inch square of wool batting. Lay the second blue fabric square on a flat surface, and place batting on top. Then lay appliqued square face-up on batting.
Baste through all 3 layers along the horizontal and vertical axes with a 1/2-inch running stitch. Then baste in parallel lines, about 6 inches apart, to make a grid. Put fabric in a quilting hoop.
Quilt around motif's perimeter: Thread a quilting needle with blue quilting thread, knotting at 1 end. Starting near the center of motif at an edge, bring needle up from the bottom, and quilt around motif's perimeter, closely following its contours. Complete the area within the hoop, and then shift hoop to work around the entire perimeter.