The dilemna: I needed (wanted) a different comforter for my king size bed. I trolled Pinterest, found a post by Macy's featuring a quilt with a large pieced panel in the center, the width of the quilt.
Cheater solution: I bought a king size quilt from Stein Mart ($29 !!). Bought $$ quilt fabric which I cut into 2-1/2" strips. Which brings me to the current step in the process - laying out the strips and sewing them together.
Stay tuned for progress reports :)