The quilts above, l-r, Hyperspeed, Chic Mania, and Dimensions.
Hyperspeed is made up of traditional nine-patch blocks, but they are all varying sizes. I designed this quilt very purposefully, with a grid of big to small blocks. The centers are darker in the center of the quilt than they are on the outside of the quilt. This gives the quilt the effect of going into a tunnel. It just happened to be snowy when I finished, and I loved the open backdrop.
Chic Mania is from my fifth book, Modern Heritage Quilts. The goal of the whole book is to make traditional blocks in fresh, scrappy fabrics, and update the layouts for a modern feel. This quilt uses three sizes of the same block, in a medallion layout.
Dimensions is simple hour-glass blocks repeated. The color arrangement adds depth and movement to the quilt, making it special.