I'm playing along in the Fab Little Quilt Swap - FLiQS for short (why do we love acronyms, I wonder?) - and this is the little quilt I made.
The pattern is from 99 Modern Blocks which is a great resource for ideas for modern quilt blocks. This particular block, called "Wedged In" in the book (they are in alphabetical order) has fascinated me since I flipped through the book the first time. I'm calling my offering "Ripples of Love", since the way the blocks flow out from the center, getting ever larger reminds me of ripples in a pool.
And then when Dawn (guiltyquilter) made a pillow for PTS8 from the pattern, I knew I just had to make one myself. Dawn modified the pattern, making it a little bigger and substituting larger fussy cut blocks for the teeny tiny squares in the middle.
I used her fussy cut idea with some little medallions in a bit of Kumari Gardens fabric I had lying around, and built my blocks from there. The small drunkard's path blocks are appliques and were hand sewn. (Yes, they were kind of a pain.)
Then, as you can see, I added some rows of hand quilting to give it interest, picking up some of the colors in the blocks.
I hope its new owner will enjoy it too.