Well as you know I'm going to consign this pattern to the bin shortly (CTB) so I thought I'd better get on with the re-write!!!!
I'd like you (if you've got time) to take a look and see what you think. To me it seems a lot clearer but then I'm living right on top of it so it's not possible to take an unbiased look.
I'm next going to try putting a few together to see what that brings out in the design and may try one or two with SLT's in to vary where the colours appear.