I have been reworking my plan. I tried re-arranging the blocks, moving the fans around, and came back to the original plan.
I am thinking that I will expand on the fans and add strip blocks in between the fans. There will be a small strip of purple on the outside edges of them like the fans.
I will have to see how I like the little outside fans once I try the strip blocks to see if they still look good where they are.
I took a picture again and the white areas will be where the strip blocks will go.
Try and not get focused on the green in the middle as the half square blocks around the outside of the quilt will also be that green so I hope this will tie it all together. In person it is not as stark as it looks in the picture. It is because the flash makes the silk look shiny. Also, remember the brown African fabric that will be the border. You can see it here.