Here is the tree I have been working on for a few days. I used fern stitching in green to anchor the tree to the background and generally to contain the edges from fraying. It was fun to be able to make the stitch curve and have motion though the tree is not big enough to really highlight that ability. I might try again on a different one knowing how easy it is to get a curvy line with this stitch. The stitches could also be executed a bit smaller which would allow more options for moving a line. I will consider as well drawing a line or following the black lines in the fabric for a guide. This star worked out better though I am using the same technique of building it using single running stitches.