One of the most creative parts of making a quilt it is the small touches that often come from necessity. Like that little strip of blue and white in the upper right corner. In a way it’s just fill, the red piece of fabric wasn’t big enough so I needed to add on to it. Making that decision, of what to add on, if it should match or be something completely different, can make a big difference in the final look of the quilt.
I knew when I pieced the quilt together it wasn’t quite finished, so I added a strip onto the left side: