Lap, formerly baby, quilt

This was going to be a baby quilt for a friend but, of course, it will be too big.  You get more use out of lap quilts, anyway, right? 

Mom teaches chemistry.

I haven't chosen the counterpane fabric yet.  I originally thought Creamsicle orange but might lean toward aqua.  Probably a tone-on-tone print since the blocks are big (the finished nine patches are 15 inches square)--that much solid color would be pretty boring.