I am hoping to finish this by July 23--the wedding day. It is meant to be a sofa throw and is 72x72. I would like to piece the back a little so that it still looks cool when not folded up. I still have strips left over so thought about 8" strips at the edge of a central 56" x56" square. I am worried that in the process of quilting it those parts would look "off". I would welcome any suggestions about the best way to quilt it.
SH Bargello quilt
Strips at edge of backing