Now, the shoreline placed in the middle of the quilt has been bothering me too. So I cut random really dark prints to suggest the houses and trees. Some of the scraps were purple, brown, green and dark gray, I liked this alot. The gray print I originally chose worked OK, but not well, on its own. I just had to help it a little.
At last the quilt is coming together, I'm ready to quilt the areas in the foreground, then I know I will feel more confident in my finished product.