Thanks for the advice re the border. As you can see I decided to go for red.
The 9 patches on the left are hand dyes given to me by a quilting friend. Unfortunately there were only 6. The block top right is made up of tiny, tiny squares I received in a swap.
I'm thinking of using the hand dyes for the next border, as per the photo, and adding some more red on the right.
I'll then switch over for the next round with the tiny squares on the right and more red on the left, but I may not get that far!
I know it's not at all similar to the original quilt design, but this seems to be gaining some sort of momentum and I like the way its going.