This piece has definitely been a challenge for me, in good ways. Using the holes has been an interesting exercise, but I am also being forced to think about my need for everything I make to be useful. I have been aiming at 60" or thereabouts, because that is a feasible size for a lap quilt. And I am now at 56" square (ish) and happy to stop working outwards now.
The question is, without that self-imposed requirement of functionality, would I have stopped before this? Probably. Would the piece have looked better if I had? I'm not sure, and to be fair I haven't finished with it yet, but it's all thought-provoking stuff. How do you decide on the size of a quilt? Up until now I have just kept going until I felt it was "done", but if it is for a bed, for example, then there are clearly some basic requirements. How big is too big, how small is big enough? I don't have any answers.
Anyhow, this is where I went...
Needs to be longer, so add to top and bottom. I like the bottom; top not quite right..
Added one new row at top then a second. Added little orange-yellow strip down right-hand side.
Auditioned fabrics for sides...right-hand side seemed too heavy and this is my last piece of the green...
Four sides done, and I am happy enough with this.
Now, I think, for some more holes!