My good friend Leigh Ann brought me some beautiful tangerine colored linen napkins to play with. I am officially calling her my muse now. This pattern was fun to work with. The little dots of acid green fill helps enliven the piece. I think I will let the thread ends remain. I used some wool batting with a higher than normal loft. It is very cushy and soft. Not sure I would use that loft for a larger piece though, it seems to billow where billowing could cause problems like in those tight turnaround spaces in this pattern.