I made the pond and added it and the grasses , rocks and shadows to this piece. They are fused on but not yet quilted. I am not a fan of "cheater" fabric but do like to use it when making grasses that are too far away to make them out of individual pieces. They are great to use as a guide to make it all look natural and once it is quilted you will hardly be able to tell I used it.
I am hoping to quilt this section this week so stay tuned to see how it works out.