I decided to do a strip quilt for them so once I picked out my fabrics I cut a variety of strips in different widths and lengths and laid out the strips for the quilt top. I don't know if the way I'm putting this quilt together is the correct or best way but it seemed like the right way to me. I'm flying blind here. I saw a strip quilt I loved on a Flickr group and that was my inspiration.
After I laid out my patterned strips I cut strips from plain green cotton to frame out the quilt top. Here's to hoping my little experiment works!