This is it:
one return of Makower Monsoon Range as well as border fabric, the dark red originates from a VIP range of fabrics. It matches almost perfectly.
I think I will hand-applique the individual images from the return onto squares of the red fabric. When assembling I may use stripes of the border fabric as sashing, we shall see. I will begin the cutting of the return tonight so that I can spend the next week fretting over the layout before cutting the red fabric into squares.
This will be a lapquilt for my mum's 70th birthday in 2008 (yes, early, but this way I'm getting it done!).