This gift is almost complete! The crazy quilting is done, I just need to assemble the rest of the case.
The fluffy green fabric looked too strange with lazy daisy flowers, so I opted to not to add them in that section. I did put a yellow bead at the top of each "stem." My boys decided it looked like the flowers were peeking out of tall grass. (My husband simply laughed. I told him I hoped the tree made up for the flower seam treatment!)
Next, I used two strands of yellow DMC floss to stitch two butterflies. A single strand of the same color stitched their flight paths.
Finally, I added a sun in the upper-left corner. Two strands of DMC yellow floss were used to make a series of chain stitches. Both ends of the rows of chain stitches extend a bit past the seams. This way, the sun will be full in that corner. The "rays" are split stitched with the same floss. My only hope is that I made it large enough to really show up once the case is sewn together.
Thank you for checking in to see my progress!