Wow this is sweet, adorable, lovely and beautiful...what a perfect baby quilt. Cannot wait to see done...what a tremendous amount of work!
That's gorgeous! For quilting, how about quilting in the ditch around the appliqué, and then quilting flower and star motifs in the spaces. You could also echo quilt inside the leaves, treetops, and giraffe patches if you liked.
You are awesome - I have admired this pattern from afar and am so impressed with your quilt.