So I bought some pretty fat quarters at the fabric store a while back intending to practice my piecing and making placemats. I decided on black print fabric for the backings and a combination of greens and yellows and one colorful printed black fabric to tie it all together for the front.
Here is the first one, although I may add another inch on either side to make it 12x18 instead of 12x16.
I am not entirely sure yet, but I think I'm going to do all four of them with different quilting patterns and with different tops, so I can get the max amount of practice out of them. I especially want to practice free-style quilting before I use it on a quilt.