The block I chose for my beemates to make me is called "Missing U". It's basically just a scrappy slab block. In the book, the block is made out of scraps of one certain color except one white 'missing' part, each block being a different color of the rainbow. Here's a shot of the one in the book:
I put a spin on this when requesting my blocks. I asked for all blue blocks with the ''missing' piece being brown instead of white. I ended up making 5 blocks myself and put even more of a spin on the pattern by making one block all brown with a single blue piece. All blocks were 12.5" unfinished and I used 2.5" unfinished sashing/border strips in a very pretty turquoise solid. I quilted with a gorgeous turquoise Aurifil on top and a taupe Superior Sew Fine on the bottom. The backing is made of minkee and I also used 100% cotton batting in between. I quilted on the Innova and the quilting pattern is a larger scale meander/stipple all over. This quilted finishes at roughly 74" x 64". I decided to name it "Blue on Brown" since Kenny Wayne Sheppard's song, Blue on Black, was stuck in my head a LOT when I was finishing up this quilt.
Close up of quilting.
Close up of quilting on minkee back.
Edit: linked with NTT