I keep getting new ideas for this pattern. Today, I used the 3.5″ template and made this with the idea of it becoming a place mat. Again, I am not happy with the contrast. It would look better with the autumn harvest fabric on the outside and maybe a pumpkin orange and a nice green for the pinwheels. Or maybe with scrappy oranges, greens, and golds for the pinwheels. It comes out to about the right size for a place mat. A narrow border would make it perfect.
Clearly more work needs to be done, but it is interesting.