To eliminate the too-prominent yellow-dominated block shown in my last post, I shuffled some blocks around, settling on a Mexican cross in that spot to the left of the figure's hip. Lowering the opacity on the photos of these traditional blocks made for nice colorplay.
The original image had three "echoes" of the body form to her left. In this incarnation, those washes of color seemed to interfere with the reading of the image as a whole, dulling its effectiveness -- the quilt block images should be strong, especially since their somewhat ethereal appearance vitiated against that.
So, I erased those color echoes, and am pleased with the clarity of this new image. The "stitches" are now a much stronger graphic element: