After finishing my leaf and quilting my background, it was about time to join those two. And as I played with my options, I realized Jens was right - this leaf needs a stem. So I added one ... as I "just" stitched the leaf down the center vein, I tacked the new stem down, too. Yes, you might see it, when you look close. But hey, this is my test piece ;-)) I promise I'll do it "right" with the "big" quilt ... which I should better start soon, the registration is due at the end of the year ! The binding was done with purple knitting yarn.