I stitched around the applique and then used pebbles and swirls to fill in. Designs were stitched in the applique, itself, to make it pop from the quilt. I had a hard time deciding on which pictures to show and may have chosen too many, but have a look and let me know what you think.
And then we have shots of the back. I thought it was really fun, since the quilting really showed up. First a shot of the whole back...
This one shows the sashing and my favorite flower at the intersections.
A few of the blocks from the back.
Thanks for hanging in there; hope you liked them!!