So you can't handle the idea of a scrap quilt. Thats really OK. Honest it is!!
What you need to do is pick out a central theme. Walk into a fabric shop and find something you like. Find something cheap that you like. Find an old cotton dress you want to use and base it all around that!
Whatever you do - find a theme fabric and get at least 1m of it.
From the central fabric you want to look through your stash first, and find what you have that works with it. Then go to a shop and buy 20cm pieces or some fat quarters that also match. This photo shows you some of what I have in my stash I could use with this fabric.
When you have decided on your central fabric, and the block you wish to make, its time to select the fabrics for that block. Edit essentially. You need to think about what sort of balance you are going for, and how you will fit it in with the rest of your quilt. I decided for this block to go green and background prints, with a yellow hearth.
So I whittled down to get this selection.
I like it, but I know already that it is going to be hard to get into the quilt as it will be quite contrasty, quite light, with no red. Ah well........