i don't think there's a better match for me than mixing it. i do believe i rather think in bits and pieces than i look for an overview.
that is why i started quilting in the nineties. the smaller the bits, the likelier i'll mix and match them up in somewhat bigger pieces.
i prefer building up to a larger piece. a foot stool, e.g. that still sits quasi naked in a corner of my studio.
with reluctance i am pulling embroidery bits and pieces through the scan this morning.
hopefully i gear into stitching mode before long.