I've been quilting on this quilt every day for a while now. A couple of hours at a stretch. It doesn't seem to be making any progress!
I still have all that blue border, stitch in the ditch around the applique and quilt the applique blocks background. I don't think the blue border will show the quilting very well, so I think I am going to practice some motifs in it. Here's a bigger picture:
I know, kind of funky and I surely do need practice! Harriet Hargrave said that the more quilting you have in a piece, the less any one element stands out (those bad parts) so it makes all of your quilting looking better. I'm banking on that!