I have turn edge applique-ed all my flowers, but I haven't sewn them down into position on the background yet. Before I do, I am hand sewing some simple, but I think highly effective, sprays of greenery between the flowers, like this. Using my pattern template outline as a guide for positioning. This is just the most simple straight stitching in an embroidery thickness thread. I'm using DMC thread here throughout from my stash.
the camera has bleached out my background, it should be as in the image above
in between the flower heads
and peaking out from behind the major leaves
Such a little detail, such a big impact. I don't mind having spent a day creating these details, I think they make the quilt all the more special.
What do you think?