Well, so much for my plan...I opened my scrap boxes and started to piece bits and found a bunch of previously pieced semi-blocks and before long I was making improv sections. There was also a large previously made strip set, which I will incorporate totally now.
I admit I prefer improv piecing over planned work, so this is feeling like just what I want to be doing. I have some really nice scraps to use up and that is the goal.
Instead of making a quilted project, I plan on making this a lined coverlet so I can actually use it on the bed. It is too warm to sleep with two dogs for a real quilt during the warm months.