If neither are okay, know that I've already tried solid white (hideous) and a different red (even worse than hideous).
I was hoping to use stash fabric and avoid a store run just before packing for my move but I'm not feeling confident. My only other thought is that if either of these are "okay" perhaps I can use them as sashing (think 2.5-3 inches wide) and maybe where each parallel sash meets each horizontal sash, add a small block with a red and white pinwheel to keep it from being too ugly.
I don't know. Thoughts, fabric colors options are all welcome and I need them quick. I have to get sewing the sashing in tonight so I can quilt tomorrow.
Thank you all!