I'm almost finished with the embroidery of the papyrus blossoms in this new quilt, but have a loooong way to go. Next I'll embroider the brown portion of that plant that holds the flower. I love the way the dark blue accents the blue/green hand dyed fabric. The contrast is greater than the green metallic I used on some of the other flowers. See my earlier post. This will make the quilt for interesting for the viewer!
The more you can embroider with metallics, the fewer problems you will have. Quilting through the entire sandwich is more challenging. I detail all this in my new Mastering Metallics booklet.