Wow! Thanks for the input. I loved hearing your thoughts. And without them, I never would have gone in the direction I did. This is what I ended up with:
I continued the branch down and toward the right so I could use white on the three sides of the left half (or third?). It's not perfect but I think it still works. Hope Mom likes it!
Linked up to Crazy Mom Quilts' Finish It Up Friday.