I appliqued the leaves and berries on the center block. I really like how they look.
And I sewed blocks together so that I could applique the overflow leaves onto the neighboring blocks. I really like the idea of going out side the box (or borders). I think it adds interest to quilts.
And then I got all the blocks put together. I am still working on finishing the leaves. My center isn't quite square so there will be some adjustments as I do the border. You can't just rip out a square and adjust when the leaves and stems go across. I should have been more careful. But the quilt will be so busy I'm sure I can make the adjustments.
This is linked to Esther's WOW.