I spent some time (actually rather a lot) in total inaction because I liked the length of fabric just as it was, and I had to convince myself it would be okay to change it. I finally screwed up my courage and started cutting up the copies, reminding myself that nothing would be wasted as I can always use more patchwork cushions and the sofa is blue, so that's fine. I know I should probably play in paper and do drawings but it isn't the same.
As I was feeling stuck, I tried two different ideas simultaneously to see where they would take me. This post follows one and the next post will follow the other (just as soon as I retrieve my camera from being used for a school project by number 2 daughter). I have also revisited the planned site with the fabric and measured up and taken photos, so I can produce a room plan and show how it would look.
So - photo 2 mirror image cut into strips.