This is what I came up with...
I only did the four sides but that's enough to let me know that 1. it will look like I want it to, 2. it will lay ike I want it to, 3. it's a very simple stitch that will be easy to do and, so, therefore it will get done.
Nice. I'll probably start putting it together in between bears - maybe a few a day. At least until I get critical mass. I think I'm shooting for bedspread size (my bed - a double).
Glad to have a plan that I know will work.