A friend of mine asked me to make a "full" size quilt for her back in January. She gave me all kinds of notes on what she wanted as part of her quilt. Of course I tucked the notes carefully into my carry-all drawers and within days, forgot all about it. Long story short, I found the notes the other day while cleaning said carry-all, read it and remarkably didn't freak out. I did get started, finally. Janice's theme is about her family's ranch and all the critters that live around her and hubby.
I really enjoy silhouettes etchings, as I like to call them. The affect they give on background fabrics are often surprising, as well as, the fabric coloration can add to what you are trying for.
Well, I'd better get back to work. I don't have a deadline but I'm going to get-her-done!