Di sent a link to a wonderful pattern to make Dad's quilt - a Modified Bento Box from Film In The Fridge.
Thank you for kind words and encouragement - now I am neck deep in cutting, sewing, cutting and mroe sewing. Just putting the last round on 12 blocks before cutting them into quarters and resewing.
Shall put up some photos when I get a minute's break. Living on cups of tea and slices of toast and cheese cos there isn't time to cook...