I quilted the stems an leaves with the variegated green rayon thread. Like it too and am not worrying about the raw edges. Stitch by stitch I am getting it quilted.
My time is short due to PT, babysitting my grandsons and harvest. I am not driving the tractor/grain cart yet but do have to fix food for the guys in the field. They work late late so need to have something to eat in the evening. Sometimes they work until 10:00 pm.