The first is a quilt made in solids.
I belong to a small online quilting group. We had a Charm swap of solid fabric.
I mused for ages about what to do with them, but finally decided on the pattern Trellis Crossroads from the Modern Bee book by Lindsay Conner. I used all of my 100 + charms plus quite a lot of fabric from my stash. The background was grey to tone down the explosion of colour a little.
There were no borders on the original quilt, but I added 3 as I love the framing a border gives. Also it meant that every scrap of my charms was used.
The label photo gives a better view of a block.
I quilted it with uneven vertical lines. This suited the modern look for the quilt really well, and I am very happy with how it looks.
While making this quilt I showed a friend the border by messaging. Her response was "Enough of the donkey" To my donkey ??? she replied Grey. She is not a grey fan.
This statement Enough of the Donkey stayed in mind overnight, so in the morning I did a Google search. The result was Giddap the Democratic Donkey. The 1931 pattern from the Kansas Star newspaper was made with templates. I used more modern techniques, but I decided to keep it using squares of fabric rather than larger blocks that we tend to now. I chose to make it from 2 inch squares and to make it a mini wall quilt. Of course he had to be grey, the same fabric she told me I had used enough already.
I forgot to take a photo of Giddap so this is one after he arrived this new home where he happily lives on the sewing room wall