There was one combination that I was leaning to in particular, but I wasn't sure how it would go over. So with photos on USB stick, it was off to visit eventual recipient number 1. S was pretty definite in her selection, which matched up with my inclination which gave me more motivation to keep moving with the project.
I don't usually approach quilts from a fabric-first direction. I usually follow a pattern (or at least a pre-determined layout) and then choose fabrics to suit. This time, I wanted to keep things pretty simple and quick with big shapes - squares and rectangles. I decided on the finished dimensions and then drafted an off-centre panel of squares with a border along two edges, then a bottom panel of rectangles.
I'm about two thirds of the way through the piecing now and I'm pretty pleased with how it's looking. I'm hoping it has the "zing" that S likes.