I would stitch in the ditch around each flower & around the center of the flower. When I have a wider border like that, I print twinning leaves on sheets of paper, pin them to the border & quilt/stitch the lines on the paper.
DonnaJean, I'm curious about how to machine quilt with paper. I never thought about doing that & it sounds great. Can you do that on a frame with machine? Is it regular typing paper and is it hard to tear away the stitches after sewn? Does it dull the needle? Sorry so many questions, but now I'm dying to try this. Debbie