The first quilt is a little log cabin quilt, which was inspired by a bright and colorful blouse that I saw one day. I made it about 20 years ago, when I was just starting to make quilts. The black border is hand quilted with a twist design in red thread. It's about eighteen inches square.
I learned the pattern "reversed squares" from an old quilting book of mine. The basis of this pattern is the square with four triangles around it - for example, the sets of squares and triangles that are in color. I came up with a method of quick-piecing this pattern. If I can recover it from my old computer, I'll put it up someday soon. This quilt is a bit larger - about two feet square.
This is my first paper quilt, a little over a foot square. I used small squares of Japanese paper, along with decorated squares from a polyhedron I made in college that was getting beat up and dusty. I gave it a second life by gluing the faces of the polyhedron and the Japanese paper to rice paper, and then I stitched a thin blue ribbon to the rice paper to cover the seams. The border is wrapping paper with a Japanese motif. It's in a black frame under glass.