Darlene tested this pattern out for the designer and then it sat. And sat. And when it came time to think of a quilt to enter into the Lake Farmpark Quilts 2014 Show, this was the one, so she pulled it out and asked me to quilt it and enhance it's beauty.
With a quilt like this and many others where there are areas that deserve different types of quilting, here's my best tip: Try to keep it as simple as possible. Each of the designs I chose mimics a part of each other design (except the ribbon candy in this one). If the designs work well together, it'll give the quilt a finished look. Now with that said, one or two "accent" quilting designs can set a quilt off (like the ribbon candy here).
Thanks, Darlene! I can't wait to see it hanging in the show!