Today was all about the choice of fabrics, which has to be one of the best bits of any project! My preference was for blue, beige, orange and red, and so Jennifer the supervisor went off to rummage in the box and see what there was... turned out there was quite a few options! She did a brilliant job of describing them and suggesting which combination of colours and patterns complimented each other, Here's a photo of the 5 choices I decided on, piled up waiting to be cut into 6x6 inch squares.
I discovered there was more to the art of quilting than I had previously pondered. It's not just about the colours, but also about who it's for and where it's going to go. I nominally decided on a lap quilt, probably 9 squares by 6, though I seem to have enough squares to make a bigger if I so choose. We'll see how it goes!