Taking this forward, I could do quilted panels for my finished piece. If I did that, I would take each place that has a relevance to me and the children, do a simplified representation of the place, and then put them onto a quilted panel. That is still an idea, nothing has yet been decided, other ideas may come to me as I try more samples.
As you can see, I've solved the problem of the green patch I didn't like, I've stitched my sample into the book. Now I only see it if I life up the sample. The next sample is in progress, no quilting involved.