Here I tried some pointy lobes and tips and tucking some lobes behind.
Here's a funky feather
I found I really don't like my threads not showing
and this wasn't enough.
so I added more color
Here is another thread the same color and I do like it a bit better some tucking of lobes, pearls in some spines,different sizes and shapes of lobes and different fillers.
Thank you Joanne and SewCalGal playing with feathers has been fun.