After much deliberating - here's my fabric. I wasn't quite happy with white so I ordered a pack with shades of blue. This will either be gorgeous or ugly. We'll see.
I've finished cutting!! It took me a few hours figuring out how to use my new rotary cutter (like how to cut straight lines...use a ruler, duh me) and one cut to myself rather than fabric, but I did it. Now on to piecing and ironing.