The first is "anything goes" Wonky Diamonds sewn from an over-flowing box of strips with no particular colour pattern beyond using lighter fabrics for the diamonds and darker ones for the background stripes. A quick and easy pattern with a "piano-key" border.
The next is made from a lot of fabrics I collected on a trip to Australia many years ago. I cut out the initial pieces and arranged them on my design wall according to a picture I had seen in an Australian magazine. That pattern just didn't work very well with the fabrics I had, so they were put away for a long time. Always, in the back of my mind, was the feeling that I must do something with them. I finally chose to use the " quilt as-you-go" pattern, and after using the same pieces, but rearranging the fabrics, I ended up with the quilt below. The back is a mixture of fabrics from my stash, including some Australian and Indonesian fabrics.
Aussie Multi-fabric Quilt -front
Aussie Quilt back
I've recently started another quilt - a much more elaborate pattern - which I will have to send out to be quilted and thenadd three-dimensional floral appliques to the quilt top. This will take a while, and, as I'll be travelling in August, I'll have to play "catch-up" in September to keep on track. In the meantime, there's no shortage of patterns and ideas to play with.
That's the fun of being a quilter!