I traced this flower onto fabric, hand-embroidered it, then colored it in with colored pencils.
Auntie:....the edges are 3 pieces of white ribbon twisted together then zigzag stitched together x's 3 then sewn on to the quilt.....its the 'couching' method.....see this post.
oh and btw....I've had a walking foot for 2 years and have never used it 'cause I didn't get what it was supposed to do then at the quilting retreat one of the ladies noticed some of my art quilt edges were ripply and she said, ..."you should use a walking foot, then your edges will lay nice." DDDUUUHHHH! Thanks, Diane!