Ha! When I was proof reading for Designer Quilts Magazine, I edited instructions for a Kaffe project that had a comment like that in it. Instead of stripes, it had to do with handling bias edges, or putting bias on the outside of a block. Only he would have enough confidence to make such a comment about issues that drive the rest of us quilters bonkers.
Your blocks look fine. If anyone has the nerve to inspect your finished quilt that closely, they deserve the headache all those stripes will give them!
Your quilt (and all your projects) are totally inspiring! Absolutely beautiful! Even though I don’t need to start another project right now your pictures have me itching to go hunting for some striped shirts.
Well my dear, you may be quoting Kaffe but it doesn’t look to my eyes as if you are actually practicing what you’re quoting! Those strips look amazing! Eeeeek … I can feel a trip to St. Vincent De Paul coming on – and how virtuously thrifty would I feel!