During the month of September while I was sewing every day I decided I had to request a kit from Quilts for Kids, Inc. The kit arrived on Saturday; it's pieced and quilted; tomorrow I will add the binding and send it back in a day or two. I made a quilt for them a couple of years ago so I'm way overdue to make another one. In fact, if you're looking for a way to bring joy to a child in need then please visit Quilts for Kind, Inc and request a kit. The kit comes completely precut and ready for you simply start sewing.
I hope this quilt bring a smile and joy to a child in need because it definitely did it for me. :-)
There's a label included in the kit and I'm to add my first name and the name of the quilt - Ron suggested "Ahoy Matey".
I'm still working on my stitching/fabric challenge - I think I have a viable solution. Thank you ALL so much for all your suggestions.