1. wonky 9-patches ...not my favorite, but less expected than perhaps my next possibility.
2. storm at sea layout. Now this has nice movement, but I sort of think it is the expected choice for a quilt that will have a "sea" motif. 3. kaleidoscope stars...with a few slightly different stars thrown in.
I think that this is my inclination thus far, but I'd like to hear your suggestions for other patterns to look at.