My decision on keeping it small or making it bigger turned out to be an easy decision. I had the strips all cut for 7 more blocks so that is what I made. I moved the "center" so it is asymmetrical and just added a 5th vertical row.
So there are 30 blocks using a total of 180 strips. Most of these were cut using fat quarters and I figure that I've used about 5.5 yards worth of 2.5" squares in this top. That was WAY more work that I thought it would be when I started. I have a lots of leftover batiks so I think I'll end up with a scrappy binding too.