Now What?

I'll bet you think this is what happens to clocks around my house when we spring forward or fall behind - seriously, I'm not that destructive! I do hate this time of year when we lose light so early in the day - but oh, the autumn sky we saw today at sunset - a stunner!
Now What??? O.K. - here are my hexagons - all completed during my assignment at the polls last week - a very productive day despite processing 1200 voters - power multi-tasking!
I'm using these hexagons to make a baby girl quilt. My initial thought was to applique them onto white fabric bordered by my groovy guitar fabric. Yawn - - - this just feels so sleepy. I really don't like the strong contrast of the black to white. Hmmm - white fabric and a newborn - what could possibly go wrong???
Now I love these two colors featured in the quilt - a lovely gray and a soft lavender. What if they become the background?
Here's a not great photo of what I'm thinking about - a left lavender border, three rows of hexagons, the soft gray and a right narrow border of my groovy guitars. I think I'm leaning toward this coloration - any ideas??? Oh, that gray space - I'm thinking of appliqueing a bird on it - - -
- - - pretty much like this birdie - she's so cute! Suggestions, comments - I'm open to all ideas!
I'll share two more clock photos with you - I love these photos - they were taken at Merritt's Antique Clock Shop in Amityville, PA - if you love antique clocks this place is not to be missed! I see so much inspiration in this one photo - the colors, especially the verdigris copper surround, the brown-red hatch marks, and springs. Can you see me snapping the photo in the pendulum?
Look at the close-up of the movement - so beautiful - they just don't make them like they used to!