So I started again. I used Color Scheme designer to help me clarify the colour scheme I wanted to use - especially as I am still hoping to make this one entirely from stash.
I was still a little dubious at this point but then I added the 60 degree triangle border and I was sold on the colour scheme.
I've added border 3 and next up are the flying geese.
I am hoping to get these cut out tonight or tomorrow as my sewing 'cave' will be converted to a bedroom for guests next weekend so I'd like to have it sewn on this week. We'll see though - they are a funny size!