hi bender -- thanks for your input. no bubble burst. sounds like a great combo that i hope to one day have a go at.
while i'd love to start from scratch, i'm on a very limited budget. this is practice. also this would be my first myog quilt and just wanted to see how i could accomplish this by re-using/up-cycling rather than buying more stuff.
part of my UL ethic includes trying to realistically & resourcefully use what i already have as much as possible.
that said, i don't mind the existing shape since it's somewhat close to my body shape [i don't need it to be straight cut].