My scrap project was mostly a success. I used up the majority of the green scraps. Ended up creating more scraps for the yellow background. Pieced together some odds and ends of batting. Used up some muslin on the back that I bought for a batik class, Also used up 2.5 bits of random green and grey binding.
I am finally getting feathers to look the way they are supposed to. Though I have best success when they are drawn out first, even if I don't actually follow the lines, it helps with the spacing and overall design.