Hokay... at Allie's suggestion, I played a bit with the second design last night, trying to put the painted fairy panel in the center. When I originally came up with Design 2, I used the dimensions of a Golden Rectangle to get a proportion that is very pleasing to the eye. I kept trying to get the same proportions with a center panel (also a golden rectangle) but just couldn't get it done without making the quilt too big. I need to keep the quilt to a manageable size so I can find room to hang it in my home!
Anywho... this is the design that I came up with:
(click to see the entire design)
How does this work for you lovely ladies?