But I can't JUST wait. It's important to THINK, and to look around to try to find inspiration somewhere. I found it, and it wasn't where I expected to find it, which is why it's so important to look at everything.
I found my inspiration in my own tutorial for the Slashed Squares, in the last photo of the back of the quilt, when I wrote, "Give yourself bonus points if you make a giant block on the back of the quilt."
I thought, well, I don't want to make something THAT BIG, but it gave me an idea. What if I made a few large blocks and ran them down the middle of the back of the quilt, and then surrounded it with the extra black and white fabrics I have? So I started playing, and you can see that in the first photo at the top of this post.
I really miss my sewing machine. I called the "spa" yesterday, and they have been very busy. Apparently there was some remodeling going on in the shop, and they had to move everything two shops over, then move it all back two days later. And then find everything. Anyway, my machine is "next up on the bench" so by the end of today I should have a better idea of when it will be coming home.