Well I searched around & found a matching green, changed the borders & came up with this:
Much, much happier to this project now!
The quilting went very quickly- I knew from the instant I saw the pattern I wanted straight lines in the borders. I didn't use a ruler or mark anything- just free handed it & "winged" it. I did a meander of leaves in the center. Not the best looking leaves, but it's just for me & it is just a table topper after all. As I tell my students, that wonky leaf is where the salt & pepper shakers go!