Thanks so much everyone!! I appreciate the feedback. To answer questions:
I'm 100% self taught so there's been a real learning curve. But the internet is just such an amazing resource that I have just turned to a tutorial here and there when needed. Also, I grew up with my mother crafting like crazy so it all feels familiar. I'm still a beginner - I'm yet to try really complex blocks or a full sized quilt. Gradually I'll get there...The next leap for me is to try some machine quilting that isn't straight lines.
And then to answer the question about how I constructed the front of the blue one... it's from a pattern out of the book "Denyse Schmidt Quilts." It's 8 different stripes that are put together into blocks and there's 3 blocks per row. The blocks are placed both right side up and upside down so that the pattern isn't obvious. It's really a WONDERFUL pattern and I highly recommend the whole book. If you're a fan of more modern and less traditional quilts, this is the book for you. And her fabrics are so wonderful too! I used some of them in that blue quilt, and in the green one too.
And my current WIP is all her fabric as well! Can you tell I got loads of fat quarters for Christmas?!?