I am ready to prepare for an intermediate free motion machine quilting class, and this is the first sample.
Start out with a simple all over design in 40 wt thread contrasting color.
Additional insert design of leaves using same color 50 wt. thread
Finish using "ghost technique" of lighter color thread in 40 or 50 wt thread, large simple motif that relates to original motif that also secures background. You could start with this layer. It really doesn't matter, just keep it large and not too much detail.