Okay, I usually zero in on piecing, but the quilting on this is REALLY cool. I love this idea of only quilting in the white/negative areas... it adds so much texture by making the colored squares "puffy!" I'd have been too chicken to try this without seeing someone else do it first. (And I love the colors in this quilt, too!) QD Springtime (7) by farbstoff-bridge, via Flickr
Modern quilt of colorful squares on a gray background with circles quilted over. Dynamic and subtle. The Flickr page includes a link to Cherry House Quilts blog which created the pattern, free tutorials with great pictures, and quilt-a-long.
I usually don't want to see the thread. I like to look at the patterns. But this time, the juxtaposition of both makes it ethereal in one way and graphic in another.