This is the second in the designs taken from the wood carvings that decorate the pagoda and it has taken the strangest direction. I was going to bobbin stitch all these designs but this one had different ideas.
I was going to stitch a repeat pattern but when I looked at the detail this flower reminded me of an Art Deco design. Looking closely at the background I saw dots, then when I looked again it took on a life of it's own. I have appliqued the design onto a spotty background and ended up outline quilting it. This flower just said "do what I tell you".