I appreciate the feedback on which of my 2 designs to use on this thread:
Can't decide, would love your input!
I thought about, and decided to "mix" them, and now I'm very happy with the result. Here's the layout, and how the quilting will look on the pieced front, and on the solid back.
I had a few PM's about how I did this on the computer, so in case anyone else is curious, the quilt I designed in EQ7 (Electric Quilt) and then I imported the image into Art and Stitch, where I can overlay my quilt motifs onto the image.
Anyway, thank you all so much for helping me choose, I'm in a bit of a time crunch to get this one done and I was just not able to decide!