I have been quilting and quilting and quilting and am just about finished. The little dresden wallhanging has just the new centers of the plates to be quilted. I picked out the circles and put in small crosshatching. The swoon quilt that I got back from Linda is trimmed and the binding is cut ready to be sewn on, so I will have that and the dresden plate piece to bind.
I have noticed on quite a few blogs a scrappy trip around the world quilt that has had me kind of fascinated. Actually, my very first quilt was a crib quilt for Norah in a trip around the world pattern. It was in greens and there is a picture of it on my sidebar which is followed by a picture of my second quilt, also trip around the world, done in reds. In the picture shown here, you can see the individual blocks ready to be sewn together. The how to for this quilt can be found at http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/06/scrappy-trips-around-world.html
I love this one, also. The other day I ordered almost two dozen quarter yards from Glorious Color which is the website for Kaffe Fassett and his buddies' fabrics. They are all in reds, oranges, hot pinks, etc. Might use them for something like this. It is done with strip piecing, making a tube, slicing the tube then picking the individual identical rings apart at different places. Check out the website and you will see what I mean.
Another one - aren't they neat? I kind of like having the middle diagonal row in each block being a uniform color as in the first quilt. A white with black polka dots would be cool. Endless possibilities! And now for a quote---