I did some more embellishment on the leaves and added some blanket stitiching to help tie the interior applique to the exterior butterflies. I'm also running a variegated thread quilting stitch down the middle of each stem.
A smaller flower has been appliqued and accented with printed leaves and an appliqued leaf shape. I need to do some embellishment in the middle of the flower and define the petals better.
This is a new "flower" that is in the process of being appliqued below and to the right of the large pink flower. I intend to have some leaves and smaller flowers radiating out from it. The circle background, (love those blue leaves!), is fussy cut from an old print in my stash. The flower is a Tonga Batik from a couple of years ago. I love using batiks in applique because they have such a high thread count and take a finger press really well.
I'll keep updating you on the progress of this "journey."