I'm pretty sure whoever came up with that one was not a quilter. A quilter might say:
Failure to plan is...
- a design opportunity.
- a chance to try a new technique.
- an opportunity to use the stash.
- a time to reach out for ideas.
- an open door to a change of mind.
Those are a few that I came up with. I'm sure you can probably think of more (and please share them in the comments, if you do).
I have finished machine appliqueing the string rings, or Dresdens, onto the background squares. I had intended to sash them together, but when it came time for auditions, I didn't particularly like how that looked. A black print sashing, which I thought would be dramatic, was too harsh. Red sashing seemed to steal the thunder from the string rings, which I would like to remain the focal point.
Without sashing it's smaller than I originally had in mind. It would finish approximately 60 x 80, which is not the bed size I imagined. I am willing to sacrifice the idea of a larger quilt, however, if it makes better sense for the overall design.