I'm glad I made the quilt, if for no other reason than I enjoyed collecting all the fabrics. It looks more vibrant in person than in the photograph. This type of quilt is definitely about fabric choices and placement. What looks pleasing as a layout of squares on the design wall does not necessarily translate to a pleasing layout of tessellated pinwheels. And the outer border fabric was kind of an afterthought - I purchased it last and was in a hurry to get started on the quilt, so I didn't shop very thoroughly. I'm thinking a 2 or 3 inch border of white tone on tone type fabric, followed by an outer border of dark blue or red will help pull everything together.
There are enough fabric scraps to make a Lil Twister quilt. I think I'll pass. But then there's Christine Porter's Tessellation Quilts - maybe there's a pattern in there calling my name!
When finished, I think I will gift it to my youngest son. He left his LSU quilt at home when he went off to his first job. As a sports reporter, he feels strongly about being impartial, so maybe a red, white and blue quilt will offer the comforts of home without showing partiality!