tutorial by Stitched in Color for the basic instructions, and made up the actual patchwork on my own. For the first one shown below, I did use the North West block by hey, let's make stuff.
shecanquilt's Canvas pattern and then did improve from there.
C+S prints might be fun to try, so I made a couple more covers where 3/4 was made from 1 fat-quarter.
By the way, I did make sure to hunt down composition books that had 4 squares/inch. Mine is already well-used from taking class and lecture notes.