Ro Pace calls these little sections "cells". I have decided to do all of the cells that are the same around the whole piece. It means less color variation and maybe a little boredom as it progresses, but I feel more comfortable with it. I can see this piece stitched with blacks and greys on a red background. Or how about reds on a black background...This looks so cool in person. I am having a lot of fun with this piece.
I have gone back to stitching on my Gay Ann Roger's Townhouse. We are doing the plaited stitch over one. It makes a great border, but there is lots to do. Great for watching the Olympics!