Also, keeping in mind the customer loves wool batting and the puff and dimension that it gives a quilt, the choice to quilt a heavy background fill in the open area wasn't an option. Besides, quilting a heavy background and then having to balance the rest of the quilting with it would have been hard.
So here is what I "saw". A large tree branch or bush at the top - so I carried the branch/leaf theme further into the quilt. Where there were flowers/leaves I added more. Where there were butterflies I added more. Where the 3 birds sat on a ribbon I turned it into the top of a fence and added a floral vine growing on the fence and vines hanging from it. At the bottom I created grass in the final area of the cream fabric. In the outside border I did piano keys radiating from the 4 centers of the quilt and in the gold border I made "ghost" blocks and leaves on either side. Was it a success? What do you think of my interpretation?