I have a finish! Woohoo!
This is my version of a 4-patch posy quilt. Instead of cutting out squares I cut 4 stacked strips the size I needed and then cut squares and then quarter squares. The hard way to do it I have since figured out. The original fabric was that bright one with the Amazonian tree frogs on it. I used the (4-patch posy) stack-n-whack square in the center of a block I found in one of Georgia Bonesteel's books. She called it the Mexican Star, but if you Google it you will see a lot of different blocks called that. I did 2 versions of the block so that the black alternated. Take a look at the closeup and you'll see what I'm talking about.
I have had this cut out and kitted for a long, long time. How long? I'm not quite certain. I do know that I was going to make this for my niece's graduation present. (Different niece, BTW, than the one in the previous post.)
Let's see, she graduated high school: no quilt.
She graduated college: no quilt.
She got her master's degree: no quilt.
And she was just accepted for 2 more years to work on her doctorate.
I figured I had better get it done as I was running out of time even though I still have 2 years to go, but it's DONE!
I was working on this at the guild's retreat last year and one of the ladies asked me "Are you SURE you want to use that blue, dear?" Well, yeah, I was sure. Aside from not wanting to buy more fabric, I was a long way from a quilt store. And this was fabric that was left from her sister's wedding quilt. BTW, I still have about 2 yards of this left! It's the kind of fabric that lasts a loooong time.
I had it quilted in a jungle leaf all-over panto. What do you think of the label? I removed names to protect the innocent. O and if you were wondering what I like, this is pretty indicative of my taste.