They're going ok. I'm actually a bit sick of looking at strips of green now, I'm just looking forward to getting them finished so I can start on the bug.
I've just go to finish the ones on the right and do some more 'quilting'/thread painting on the whole thing. I'm debating adding some brown bits for contrast, reeds often have browny crusty bits too.
Below is the pic of the strips before I added the transparent fabrics, I'm soooo much happier with them after adding the extra bits.