Here was the take:
My goodie pile was added to by the arrival today of a layer cake in the mail from Fat Quarter Shop.
Moose on the Porch Quilts 2010 layer cake quilt-along. I had heard the words "layer cake" before, but assumed they were something like charm squares or jelly rolls - lovely fabrics but weird sizes. However, this thing has 42 10"x10" squares. Each of those squares is definitely big enough for cutting some real shapes...I think these are very versatile and there may be many more in my future. Although, I don't really need 42 completely different fabrics. A quilt should have repeats - too many colors makes it hard to know where to look.
Well anyways, tonight I will whip up our first block to show at the October meeting. It's always fun to get new things!