Another chunk has gone onto the circles quilt and now it looks like this:
Some time in the last couple of days I realised that I had been getting stuck with this because I kept wanting all the big circles lined up. Now, my original little sketch wasn't all neatly boxed off like that, but I think because the first chunk I put together happened to work that way I became too fixated on keeping it going. And that gets hard - or it did for me: firstly because once I'd decided on those vertical runs of the medium circles they threw the whole thing out but also because I kept wanting to do other things that would mess up that perfect grid. Anyone who has watched me work for more than about 5 minutes knows that I am not normally a perfect grid sort of person, yet I got sucked in. I am glad to say, though, that I have given myself a stern talking to and will not be obsessing about this any more. The one circle that isn't lined up (top right corner) seems to me to work fine, so I will be letting others wander a bit too.