Woohoo this came together really fast. I decided against strippy and went for squares set with sashing. I love how this turned out. (Click for a larger image)
This was my inspiration. It's a cushion mum has on her couch - I just loved the colours together. Of course I didn't go for stars. I decided as my fabric was pretty busy I'd better stick with simple. Also, my father-in-law has a very 'Australian country' style of decor, so I wanted to make something that would both fit in as well as look modern and fresh.
I basted it with basting spray yesterday - the first time I've used the stuff. It'll be interesting to see how it goes through the machine. If it works well, I'm hooked - definitely easier than pinning!