Modify Tradition swap. We're to make a small quilt with dimensions somewhere between 12" and 24" and send it off to a mystery partner. After poring over my partner's Flickr mosaic and reading the blurb, I saw that she likes bright colours and modern fabrics on white. I hope she likes this one - it's fairly mini, only 18" square.
It was my intention to use a lighter colour for the HSTs around the outside, in order to emphasize the starburst quality of the blue/green pieces on the edge. However these gold/white HSTs look like saltines or matzah from a distance. Tarnation - that wasn't the look I was going for! Never mind, on balance I like it and it looks very summery. It reminds me of looking into a swimming pool.
We don't have a swimming pool, but we do have a bit of a garden - thanks entirely to the efforts of Mr. Pickledish.
Two of my favourites are now in bloom: poppies and lupins.