I did send Lil'farm 3 fabrics, and they were TOUGH! But I did not expect her to use them all, or any for that matter. She could have thought, ugh, and taken them to the thrift store. She sure had a tough road ahead to use them all in the same quilt, I can't believe she did it! And it turned out perfectly.
As for adding pieces Sue, I add pieces all the time. I also have given up the idea that quilts must be symmetrical and even. In fact, I have taken extreme liberty with my quilts and never once been visited by the Quilt Police to have quilting infraction charges laid against me. I have never been thrown in the Thou Shalt Not Improvise quilt jail, and I have improvised, substituted and changed direction. In fact, perfect quilts weird me out a little. I aim for them, never get there.
Li'Farm, I bow down to you. That is amazing, I love looking at what everyone has done! The talent simply oozes out of us!