I could keep playing, and aim for more of a medallion effect, but that would make it bigger. It's already 27" x 53" and almost too big for the wall area I have in mind as a future home. I might add one more narrow border from a dark fabric, to square things up and stabilize the edge. Or not.
The cornerstones came about because there was not have enough left of the orange made-fabric bits. What I did have were four 3" squares of a lovely squiggly brown:
I ripped out the green, and auditioned the inner border fabric:
Nope, too dark.Third try was the charm: more of the squiggly dark orange batik:
Because the bottom border is deeper, those cornerstones had to be taller. That fuschia batik was two 5" charm squares, and after making border spikes there was just enough left to do the job here, although I had to skimp on the seam allowances to make it work:
The aqua is shouting rather loudly at the moment. I have in mind adding some aqua beading to the center, and if these corner bits are still claiming more than their share of attention, I can tone them down with some darker beading or thread work on top.
I'm off to do errands in a little bit, and will stop by my LQS for some metallic and bright threads to quilt this with. It will be my first time using a novelty thread, so that will be new technique #1.