In the end, I decided not to take the shamrock out. I am doing them in the outside border in addition to the corners. I didn't think you could see the stitching very well, so I set the template on top so you would have an idea. Quilting on these lines are taking me a lot longer than I would like, but I am liking the way it looks. I think only this one is going to be quilted this way. The others I'm going to do the shamrock in the corner and meander the borders.