Welcome to the Quilting Board!
If you really need a quilt top, there is a pattern called Easy Breezy. Fabric requirements: 2 yards of focus fabric; 1st border fabric; 5-6 coordinating fabrics for piano key boarder. Trim selveges off focus fabric, add one 2-1/2" border around, and final piano key border of strips 4" to 6" long of various widths. It really is easy breezy.
go to u-tube and see 10 minute quilt blocks, you can make one in just a couple of hours and then do echo quilting or swirls to show off your skills.
From Don-isewman THANK YOU TO EVERYONE. I know I have until, Oct, to figure something out. I may just do something, in white/off white, and just show, my stitches. Or maybe something, in just a simple/quick wall hanging. Again THANK YOU, EVERYONE, on your suggestions.
When I took my hand quilting class - the instructor provided us with squares of white cloth and batting - I think they were about 16 -18 inch squares -
Then we were shown how to mark the design, layer the three thicknesses, and then how to stitch.