In quilting, the un-quilted spaces are just as important as the quilted lines. In fabric like this, with a large motif, I like to stipple quilt around the motif. In this case, it makes the roses pop up. I chose a fine thread that would blend in with the background colour, so it would create texture without drawing too much attention to itself. Here I used MasterPiece # 158 Moccasin from Superior Threads.
Then I was tempted to accent the roses. Again I chose a colour that would blend in; Rose Garden #832 from the Rainbows range was ideal.