Last week at my group we did a bit of stained glass style quilting, using the paper piecing (or foundation pieced) technique. I really enjoyed it.
Typical of me, I sorted out a stack of black and dark grey fabrics for this project and them left them at home on the day. So I used a dark brown for the lead frame element, I don't think it looks too bad. I did have a midnight blue fabric that I was tempted to use too, but that had tiny snowflakes on and I wasn't sure it'd entirely work.
Unfortunately, I can't remember what this block was called, but it was from this book here:
I'm so glad I've learnt the paper piecing technique as I'd love to make this quilt, below, that I found in Fat Quarterly. It is called Against Traffic by Amy Lobsiger, which I'm pretty sure must have been made in this way. I'm planning on starting this quilt soon, for my littlest one but I'm gonna use fabrics that match her sister's quilt.