Finally, after so many months, I have completed Scents of India.
In retrospect, I am glad that the embroidery module quilting did not work. I feel my 'freehand' free-motion quilting really adds to the quilt. I am finding that I really enjoy using beads to enhance a work. My final step was to glue some actual seed pods from the Star Anise into the center of the map of India.
Next step for this quilt will be an appearance in our local guild's bi-annual quilt show.