I'm thinking of starting something that'll keep me occupied for a long time... a scrappy jewel box for my king size bed. I don't have a quilt for MY bed yet, lots of twin size and a couple of queen or double sized ones.
So I know I like the jewel box pattern, and I also like the idea of pieced borders that extend into the quilt, so I got to playing on my EQ. The middle in solid white looked too plain, especially for the big expanse of a king size. Here's the top three I came up with:
First, a small 9-jewel diamond shape made by substituting some blue for the white fabrics in the very center.
Above, a large center 25 jewel diamond surrounded by a thin blue trim that almost goes out to the edges...
And last, the smaller 9 jewel diamond middle surrounded by the thin blue trim.
I plan on doing the little squares both strip pieced (from 2 inch strips) and some leader-enders. I have a LOT of 4 inch squares I'd like to use up for this, so all those half square triangle 4-square jewel blocks will finish at six inches.
The hard part will be keeping the blue and white areas counted out, for whichever final design I decide on. Which design do YOU like better?