Wonky 9 patch -- the binding will be the same as the border. I forgot to check what this is called but it reminds me of Quilters Suede that was out in the 90's.
String X -- Pat suggested trying this dark blue piece after I had tried it in purple. I like it! It will also be used as a border. I believe it was an older Moda Triangles. (I think I might actually already have some or I've used it before...)
And, finally, Simply Squares. This was a mystery quilt that I tested for Marge. She now sells the pattern on her relay site to benefit cancer research. I'm not putting a border on this one. I thought this would be a bright backing for this dark, medium and light blue quilt.
Now, I need my Nolting 18" to arrive and for me to get proficient at it. I'm sure I can do a nice stipple but I'm going to want to do some thing more involved with some of these. I've got a small border to put on the streak of lightning I have been working on and then find a backing in the stash. It'll be my first attempt on the new machine. I've also found a panel of green with houses and streets and such on it. I think I'll make a backing out of pieced blocks and then quilt it around the streets and buildings.
The rain has started up again. I think we had two days with no rain but now it is raining pretty hard. Time to read email, surf a bit and then start in on my recent book. Happy Quilting All.