But atleast I have some pretty progress to share.
I was stressing over what to put in the white 'border' that goes between the peels, so I started my quilting out near the edges rather than in the center like I usually would do. I just happened to have a stencil that fit well in the area, and I'm really happy with the look of it.
Lottie is enjoying the new addition to the house (Marley Jo), and Marley Jo is fitting in really well.
I still don't know what I will quilt in the final border, but will probably settle for a cable design that fits.