Since then, I've been on the Pinterest lookout for quilts I might want to make. So far, here are the ones that have caught my eye:
I'm leaning towards hexagons and strip-and-flip (bottom two pins).
Coincidentally, while I was reading another article on Wall Street Journal Online, I saw a link to this article about Missouri Star Quilt Company: Entrepreneur Stitches Together a Quilting Business. Apparently, it is located in the hometown of one Mr. James Cash Penney, Jr.!