I've decided on making 9 stars and appliqueing them onto 24" square background fabric then quilting as I go. I'll use up some fabric that I bought for "someday" for the back. If I use three different fabrics for the back, I can make a HUGE 9-patch square on the back of the quilt. This will be for on the bed. Maybe then I can take one of the sofa quilts off the bed and use it on the sofa. Nothing like a nice quilted blankie to snuggle under while taking a serious nap.