Some fabrics are best left to speak for themselves. While it's a fun challenge to do an ultra complicated quilt, just sewing together some strips can be more effective. Lotta Jansdotter's Echo collection (available here) is a distinctly Scandinavian collection that, in my opinion, shouldn't be sliced into too small of pieces. Instead, I sliced mine into strips of varying widths and sewed them together into this simple lap quilt:
This was a relaxing project, and I love the result. The layers are stippled together and then bound in navy fabric, with a little strip of one of the aqua prints. I could see this fabric collection becoming the basis of an entire bedroom set --- curtains, pillows, bedskirt etc. etc. with some Ikea furniture. Alas, I am in no mood to repaint a room, so the quilt will be available in my etsy store.