A tray would , as in the placemats of Judy’s work, make a unit, or maybe better,a cell in a whole. Or the pieces of fabric could be used to make one tablecloth where the cups are placed upon. More difficult to work out?
Given the fact that there are nine of us, and we all make strong work worthy to be seen, be it colourful or monochrome, which to my opinion is good for making a journey with your eyes and brain, I’m inclined towards the trays. I dont think that some pieces would be more in the picture than others because of the difference in viewers, who are as varied as we nine are. I think this is worthy of a celebration! Which is, again in my opinion, what this work could be. Though I could as the Dutch saying goes “give my view for a better one”.
In working with a group I would feel different about my use of colours, in that my piece would have one main colour, probably dark purple, with other colours as a support. The table cloth could work very well in the same colours.
Another wild idea is that we do a piece that we work on in a follow-up scheme, where everyone sends the work to the next one in line. This is more something for a next time, because we lack time to do that now.
Or, just another thought, would it be better for one person to make the tablecloth?