This may be a long post -- forewarned is forearmed!
Tonya Ricucci's book, Word Play Quilts, and referencing some of her blog posts. I have to say this was absolutely one of the "funnest" quilts I've made. You really only need a ruler to square your blocks once you learn to cut generous strips. I finally learned to make the outside background strips big enough to be able to square up the blocks and still allow for a seam allowance. Blocks were not made to a specific size...I just started laying them out and if I needed to make one a bit bigger -- I added a strip of a complementing color. Did I mention this was fun?
Spoonflower. What a great business model. I won't go into a lot of detail here but if you don't know about them, it's worth hearing their story and seeing what they offer. I was able to scan their database and order the FQ in science-related fabrics (periodic table, DNA, elements, flame test, and molecules). These were not for little Finn. They were really in honor of his parents who are both microbiologists.
I will definitely make another quilt with letters -- maybe all Christmas words? Or family names? Or friends' names? I'm not sure but I have lots of wonderful solids and scraps and they will need a home one of these days.
When I look at finished quilts in the past year or so, this seems like a great quilt to enter in Amy's Creative Side and her semi-annual Bloggers Quilt Festival. It meets all the criteria (it's actually quilted -- I have way too many tops that need attention) and I'll put it in the baby section. If you have never spent any time looking through her festival, you are in for a treat. Check out some of the best of the best of the blogging world!
I hope you are working on your "funnest" quilt. If you're not -- check out Tonya's book and see if this might not be just the ticket for learning something new and creating a one-of-a-kind quilt!