I have some 5 inch square blocks and tried mixing the stripes with them. That was too much as well. Nor was it bright enough. I tried to brighten it up with some light blue .
So then I started moving blocks around.
Different position. Too stripey and too small.
I know that I had intended not to buy more fabric. I want flannel for the back and I don't have a piece of flannel large enough. I don't have much flannel at all.
I will put a border on the quilt. I think I will wait until the fabric comes to see if I should use this. I think just a one inch border will be fine.