I have no idea where to start!! I've made really basic quilts before (no real piecing, just sewing squares together and the combining with a backing/batting) but for my new nephew I want to make him a baby quilt, with six blocks. Each block will have it's own design - maybe an animal in each?

What do I need? I want to go shopping later today and get fabrics so I can start sewing this week as my Christmas day project, but seriously... where do I start? I have basic regular sewing stuff - good Fiskars, pins, a machine. Do I need a board and rotary wheel? Im guessing I need my block patterns? What is the best way to sew the little squares together?

Any help and resources and shopping lists would be amazing! (and I don't have posting rights but if anyone wanted to share to the crafters sublog that would be great)