I chose to frame it with a binding. I originally chose black but changed my mind when this scrap introduced itself by laying around all, not-put-away and all. It brought some brightness and whimsy to the piece.
I wasn't going to put any metallic threads in this time, but the shiny sparkly side of me insisted the flower should have some.
I free motion quilted around the oak leaves and note the little feather quilted into the leaf next to the crocus.
I like texture and it has texture.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW) has some straw and large oak leaves around the crocus, and I thought that was a charming contrast to the sweet purple and white of the flower. I added in the texture of the straw with double needle and oliver twist threads.
I am content with this interpretation although I do still want to do another version with the free formed background, and paint another crocus.
For now, on to the next challenge.