I enjoy appliqué, so this block was fun to do. When it was time to quilt it, I wanted the little flower circles to pop up and the background to recede, so I echoed around the shape of the vase and flowers and then quilted close back & forth lines in the background squares. I also added a little diagonal texture to the vase, but not as densely as the background so it would still stand out a bit. It was quick and easy to quilt and I like how it came out.
I chose to use green thread on the green background squares and a pale gold on the yellow ones, but I picked up at the same point where the other thread left off (for instance, outlining the vase) so it looks like it was continuously quilted.