I think because the values are so close, but it makes the viewer take a closer look. good on you!
The quilting does make the leaves stand out a bit more. Last time I could only see four leaves. This time I did see the fifth leaf. Means I spent more time looking at the quilt, which is what you want, IMHO.
It looks wonderful Judy!
I like that you've added quilting to the leaves and I like the subtlety of the leaves. If you want them to pop more could you echo quilt either inside or outside the leaves with a different colored thread, perhaps a variegated? But it is beautiful the way it is!
I think it looks fabulous - while the leaves don't stand out a lot, they are now more distinct simply because the quilting design contrasts with the rest of the quilting. Great job Judy!
I like the addition of the quilting, it does make the leaves stand out more. Nicely done!