Here is "My Pods" after taking fabric markers and coloring over the threads on each pod. It was a great success in bringing them forward again instead of behind the quilting. I used the same technique on some of the leaves and stems.
Now I am quilting the borders but have only been able to find about 10 minutes in each day of the week so far. It has been frustrating but so many things have been distracting me from studio time that it can not be helped. Hopefully I can return to some sort of normalcy soon.