How about a teaser first?
Because this is just too much wonderfullness to spring on you all at once, I will dole 4 new quilts out over the next few days.
I started from the Eleanor Burns pattern called "Twice As Nice - Plus More" which shows how to turn a 'jelly roll' into three quilts (one medium and two small). I wanted to make my quilts larger so I supplemented the 40 strips (batiks) with 14 more strips from my stash.
The strips are stitched together in sets of three and then some whacking this way and that way gives you three styles of cuts which are then assembled into blocks.
The first cut that is made from the strips makes up unto square window blocks. Because of the extra strips I put in I had enough to make 18 blocks instead of the 12 that the pattern addresses. So I split them into two sets of 9 for two square quilts.
This is the first. I call this 'black light' because it is so bright and psychadelic.
I added more from my stash for the border, backing and binding.
This quilt finished up at 42 inches square.