Do I take the traditional route of joining squares or triangles or hexagons? Rigid shapes with exacting measurements that allow no leeway for fuck-ups? A challenge! Woo!
Or do I go down the wacky path? With no fixed pattern drawn up and joining pieces of fabric of different shapes and sizes by "feel", freeform-ing it all the way until I hit a queen-size rectangle?
See these ass-patching that I've done on various pairs of our old shorts over the years? I've really enjoyed making the "pattern" up as I went along. So maybe the less structured and thus more forgiving (when mistakes are unintentionally made) method is the way to go for a novice? And, planning for the future, if I actually complete a quilt and have it for life, when repairs might have to be made, I can patch it Japanese boro-style without fear of wrecking the consistency in pattern because there isn't one! Haha. Yes? No? Advice? Maybe I need to sleep on it (wahahaha!) a little bit more. And then there's the colourway question to be answered! Arggghhhh!