Thinking again, I decided to keep to the pattern. So, back together it went.
on closer inspection of this photo it looks like that orange strip right there in the middle has just a tish of skewing, but now that I know its there I kind of like it :) It makes it like me, just a bit off, but overall okay.
So before I could change my mind I sat down and went to work. The top is now finished and I can move on to the quilting. yeah!