I asked for suggestions on this top a while back in this thread
How Do I Quilt Cross Stitched Top?
I had no idea what I was doing and pretty much hated the top. Because of the encouragement from the board, I went out of my comfort zone and tried some new things.
I did FMQ around the motifs. That was a PAIN! My MFQ foot really wanted to catch on the cross stitching. I even decided to try out feathers since I figure I can't ruin a top I hate. I'll have to say I am very pleased with my feathers. I had to draw them on first but what I stitched actually looks like a feather. I will try those again at some point.
Thanks to all of you who help me stretch my horizons. This top is now done only 26 years after I started it. I may not even hate it now. I don't love it, but it's OK.