I just thought that a large all-over stipple was too boring. Go figure! I did a stipple on the inner diamonds (on colored part of squares), used a walking stitch white to outline the diamonds, and then did a swirly pattern in white rayon on the white border. My walking foot is starting to crap out on my, which makes me a tad irate. My regular foot leaves fewer puckers than the walker did!!
Because the binding has a touch of gold, I tried to do this decorative leaf stitch in the metallic gold thread. It looked AWESOME!! Only problem is that the stinking thread broke too often. I had to rip it all out and opted to redo it in red and greens.