The other day, while I was doing something that wasn't sewing, I had an idea.
So I had to give it a try.
On the flimsy front, another idea bit the dust and needs a re-do. The butterflies will not be the top row. I do not want anything heavy at the top. I want some of these elements to "float" like bubbles in the air, so the lightest elements (lightest visually), the asterisk flowers, will be the top row. The problem with this part of the butterfly row was they were all tilted too much in one direction. The two butterflies on the right will stay together, but the angle of the orange butterfly will change.
At least that's what I think right now. Come later tonight when I actually resew them together it might change.