I made this appliqued wall hanging for our place in Florida, and stitched all around the fused applique pieces with invisible thread. So far, so good. Then I did what I thought made sense - I started doing a meadering FMQ stitch in the background around the Birds of Paradise. BUT the meandering stitch clashed big time with the water colour effect of the batik background, and so I ripped it all out.
So what now? I decided to try doing a FMQ stitch around the water colour splotches in the background. Sounds weird, I know, but I ended up liking the effect.
Sorry that the first photo is sideways )