Monday, as a reward for making a number of gifts using orphan blocks, I started a new quilt. Lisa had given me a pattern that she used a few years ago during a retreat. It's called "Aerial Spelunker" and is based on a pattern in Two for Your Money by Jo Parrot. I decided to use a Moda Marbles black fabric for the background and bright batiks. Here's the first block:
My photo is a little crooked, but it shows how the bright colors float on the black, hence the name. I have a lot of cutting left to do, but the bright pieces and the large center blocks are all ready. There are a lot of black 2.5" squares and 2.5" x 6.5" rectangles left to cut. I'll do them a little at a time. It is such fun to work on something new!