I decided to stop after 6 units. I was having so much fun making them but didn’t want this piece to be too large. I still have all kinds of components on hand in case I decide to make a companion piece.
Yes, too much energy. So I separated them a bit on a piece of neutral batik:
And now I am faced with the dilemma: do I want a horizontal or vertical orientation. I like the background fabric but its bland. Now I need to add back some energy. One of the prints used in the free-piecing caught my eye because of the circles:
So I cut up blocks of it and spent a good deal of time rearranging them. But I am still not satisfied.
I think the blocks might be too big. And too regular. Maybe I need strips? Time to leave it on the design wall and revisit it in a day or two. In the meantime I am wide open to suggestions.