It is hard to tell from this photo, but all these corner motifs have been quilted. I plan to put a little more into the background.
The original quilt was outlined (as I have done) then it was will filled in with heaps of (what looks like) free-hand floral quilting shapes. That is pretty much the way I have decided to do it as well.
It takes the pressure off about laying it down flat some place, and marking background lines. I can just fill in the spaces as I come to it........so, I now think I am more than halfway done, and I have more than 2 months to go. Each night I thread up 10 needles before bed, and the next night, between dinner and bed time I quilt those 10 needles. Sometimes I get less done, and sometimes I have a little extra time, so I think I will get it done.
The tulip goes between the previous months basket block, and this funny tree shaped that goes into the corner. I feel like we should do the corner next, and then you can see how the tulip fits into the space between. Guess it will sort itself out soon.