I drew the design on freezer paper and then ironed it on to some linen-like fabric I'd previously bonded to a layer of fusible interfacing. I put the whole thick thing into an embroidery hoop and stitched from the back (the freezer paper side. I used a variety of different green threads and tried to keep them straight to make a pattern. It was really fun to stitch since I couldn't see the right side. I'd turn it over every so often to watch the pattern emerge.
After finishing the curved stitching, I decided to set it into a foundation pieced spiky New York Beauty style ring. I used a bunch of different green/yellow scraps and the linen to piece it. Sadly, my points are pretty terrible. From afar, they look ok, but not so much up close. I quilted it with more or less straight line echo quilting. It got weirdly rumpled so the center sticks out a bit like a plate.
It's pretty modern looking, so I think I'm actually considering it my first modern (mini) quilt. Hooray. It's for my mom for mother's day. I hope she likes it in spite of its imperfections!