Hi Everyone - I am a new member from WV and have been lurking on this site for a while. Y'all are so helpful with problems that I thought I would ask for a little help. Anyway I am going to be making a basic nine patch lap quilt. My plan is to make one for my mom, my dad and my sister for Christmas gifts. I don't have much time so it needs to be easy. I am also self taught and a beginner so I don't want to get too carried away with things.
My problem is that I tend to overthink things. I bought the Seascapes charm packs by Moda for my dad's quilt (he has a beach house) and I can't decide how to place the fabric. I was playing with the charms last night and I was alternating the lights, mediums and darks ending up with either the light or dark in the center block. There were 9 different fabrics in each block. Is it better to use two or three fabrics per block? The other option I thought about is to do the disappearing nine patch (DNP? I think) but I don't know if those fabrics are conducive to cutting like that (would it be too busy?) I am challenged by colors and patterns (I tend to wear solids because there is nothing to match.)