I have put Emerald piece aside while I dither about how to quilt it because the problem is that I am now in love with the flatness of it, and with the suede-iness of the sand linen.
I think this picture better shows the effect you get from exploiting the grain of the fabric. You can see it best in the mid green, and just about make it out in the dark green top and top left. I still cannot capture the green-ness of it, even though I discovered that my camera has a function to enhance greens. (Did you see Martha's piece on photography btw? The pics on her blog are always beautiful.)
Meanwhile I've been trying out the effect of the different threads on offcuts of the Oakshott, and some bits of Backstitch Klona cotton left over from this. Although the Klona isn't shot it has a lovely sheen to it. Photo overload coming up.
The heart is a piece of sea glass my husband found.
I'm quite tempted to leave the edges unfinished.