I plan on making some more branches so my tree will look more like a tree. I also want my tree branches to be outside the center panel and out into the sashing areas so that the tree will look much closes to the viewer and give it some "pop."
My tree also looks pretty wavy. Not sure I like it but it definitely gives my tree a nice roundish look and some texture. I may add some more quilting when it's done I don't know yet. Also, this tree is going to be an applique on the rhino panel. So I'm going to trim away the batting as close as possible to the stitching while leaving about 1/4" of the top fabric. I'll turn the fabric under when I stitch it onto the panel.
I also made some leaves to go on my tree and extra branches. I simply stitched some areas, added some quilting or not and then I used the inks to color them. They will appliquéd on as well. I'll probably need some more leaves at some point but this is what I've gotten done so far. They may or may not work, I won't know until I start to put the panel together.
I trimmed the batting away from the tree and grasses and laid them out on the rhino panel to get an idea of what it looks like so far. Not bad.