No matter how much I moved the blocks around, I just did not manage to get it to flow like the original quilt. Maybe the prints were too disturbing? Also the large king size dimension added to the complexity instead of facilitating the process. As mentioned previously, I snuck in some green and tried to balance it with lots of off-white, but the white ended up emphasizing the geese V formations instead of giving a holistic feel. After some pondering, I decided to just go with it and highlight the geese blocks. If you will notice the three different V formations going in three different directions. Perhaps the quilt should be renamed to "Disoriented Geese Quilt"?
As for quilting, I thought swirls would be suitable to represent the wind the birds are flying in. Any other suggestions?
Have an ambitious day!