Some of the seams on the top were starting to come apart; a little hard to fix when it is the fabric itself that is pulling apart.
One of the pieces of fabric that I recently bought from ArtScraps was a medium-size piece of emerald green wool. Not quite enough fabric to make a garment larger than a hat; it cost about one dollar. So I decided to use it to make some patches for the quilt.
I marked and stitched leaf shapes in the wool, before cutting it:
I used regular (colored) chalk for marking, which comes out easily...sometimes more easily than I would like.
Then I cut out the leaves, just outside the stitching, and hand-sewed them to the quilt top. I should have used button thread, which is much stronger than regular thread, but I don't have any. I plan on re-sewing the leaves on before I wash the quilt again.
The end result is a few organic "pops" of color on a blocky, drab background. I am not actually a fan of pops of color in decorating, but in this case it worked out really well.