I sure think so... or at least I hope so.
It's definitely easier to tat, that's for sure!
To be honest, what I'm worried about is that it'll end up being too big for the space and ruffle when I add the rest of the motifs >_<
Here in this picture, you can kinda see on the right hand side what I did to replace those flowers I'd had before.
So far, I'm not sure if I like everything as is. The new bits on the previous round might be cause to worry, but it'll be hard to tell until after I add the rest of the new round--though at this point I'm seriously considering adding one last round on top of it all..