The three little bird patches in the brown stripe will be rough edge appliqued, which will add some texture for little fingers. I think it needs a brown border, though. I've pretty much settled on that. And I'm toying with the idea of rough edge appliqueing little patches on the brown border too. Just enough to add the extra texture and some visual interest, but still leave some space for the eye to rest. This quilt is definitely at risk of getting too busy.
This quilt may have stalled for awhile, but its definitely taking a life of its own now. Here's hoping I have time and energy to finish it up this weekend.