Here's a scrap quilt that goes together pretty quick.
Start with 7" squares. Sew 4-1/2" wide pieces to each side, using a 1/4" seam.
Then again to the top and bottom, making a square in a square, like this. Square off the blocks.
You'll need 42 for a queen-sized quilt, about 84" x 98". Try for half the blocks to have busy outsides and calm insides, and the other half busy insides with calm outsides:Don't sew them together.
Instead, cut them apart, like this. Cut the block in half horizontally, so the top piece is 6-1/2" high. The smallest center square now measures 2-1/4". Without moving the pieces, cut the block apart vertically so the left half again measures 6-1/2". The bottom right corner will measure 8-1/2" square. Mark off your cutting ruler so you don't make a mistake.
Now mix and match your blocks, trying for nice color balance.
Reassemble them. The blocks will now be 14-1/2" square.Here are a couple of my favorite blocks:Arrange them into seven rows of six blocks. Rotate the blocks to your heart's content. Make sure you don't have any "blobs" or areas of too many darks or brights next to each other. Strive for a flow of some sort. Be patient. It took me three tries before I got an arrangement I liked.
Sew the blocks together, and finish as you like. I have arthritis, so I tie my quilts, then fold over the backing to make a self-binding. I machine stitch the binding.
Give yourself bonus points if you make a giant block on the back of the quilt.You can click any of the pictures to enlarge them.