Here is the fabric selection process.
Here is the arrangement I was thinking of.
Here is the test block/row.
I received a lot of positive feedback from my progress shots, so I kept going. One more row to go and then I can trim them down, and add boarders. We also need to incorporate a circular element, so like the quilt in the book, I am going to add circles. But instead of pieced and sewn in circles in white, I am going to applique some light cream colored text prints. Then in the circles I am going to do some hand quilting with rainbow colored thread - I am thinking one circle for each of the colors I have used. I like how it is turning out, hope my partner does too.