I sewed strip sets together for the gray and brown fabrics that I am using for my improv mod quilt, cut them up for the columns and then arranged them on my design wall. I needed to buy more black fabric so I colored the photo in where the black fabric should go. The colors of this quilt reminded me of winter so I think I will call it "Deep in the Winter." I may have to make a quilt like this with a white background, too!
I have also rethinking the quilting for my red and black quilt called "Broken." Some new ideas below. I know the red is pretty obvious, but I will use a thin red thread and the quilting will not be as in your face as it seems in the images below. The top is outlined in red so that the edges would show up when I sent it into Jacquie Gering at Craftsy for her input. I asked for her input before I incorporated words into the vertical borders. I probably will bind it in black and not red.
Linking to Nina-Marie at http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/.