The other "half" of the project was triangles with dark stripes on the end - which was supposed to be a second quilt. I carefully sized all my bits so they'd be the right dimensions to donate. But now I don't like either one in the original form.
practice sample a few months ago. So I tried that out.
I'm definitely much happier with this layout. It's still a lot of purple/turquoise, but the dark bands seems to help it.