The quilt for today is actually one of two I made using blocks from a class I took at the end of February. The pattern is called "Button Box" and was taught at the Sew and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup (Washington). It is actually a very basic block constructed with partial seaming. All of the fabric for the blocks was provided to us already precut.
I wouldn't have chosen these fabrics for myself but the instructor seemed to be pleased as punch about them.
In any case, I finished about half the blocks in class and the rest at home. From my stash I chose two different fabrics to interleave with the sewn blocks and made two tops for lap quilts.
For this one I used a bright red with multicolored stars. When I got it on the longarm today I pulled out a pantograph with stars and swirls and loaded up bright red thread for stitching.
Here is a closeup of the stitching on one block.
You'll recognize the border which is the same stripe used on the last convergence quilt I showed.
For the backing I had a large piece of white with multicolored stars. There was enough to use as the binding as well which you can see in the photo above.
While I had the big roll of batting on the table I decided to go ahead and cut the pieces I would need for the rest of the quilt tops I have done. So not I am ready with five more items ready for the longarm machine.
I actually have many more kits cut but I am MAKING myself wait to piece any more until all these are completed.