In the meantime, I started thinking about what pattern to use for the front of the quilt. At first I thought I would do a scrappy quilt of 5" blocks and when I set out for the sale at another quilt shop yesterday morning I intended to look for suitable dark fabrics. After all, this quilt is going to be used in a dorm room. Instead I found these fabrics (all at 40% off)
and the Pennsylvania Fieldstones pattern (from Endless Mountain Patterns) popped into my mind. This pattern is 8, 12 and 20 x 5 inch rectangles so it's super easy. These are really "my" colors as I love autumn, but also perfect for my son who loves the outdoors and lives for cross-country season (also known as autumn). The fabrics are washed and laid out on my cutting board. I'll be starting this as soon as I hear the backing is available.