The Magic Diamond's quilt will be for Linus and only needs the binding hand sewn down [ a job I save for when in company as it is rather boring!]
To make the design I used 4 strips of fabric sewn together and then cut into squares [I used 2 1/2 " strips]. Place one block horizontal and the next block vertical on top face together. Sew around the square and then cut on the two diagonals.. this produces 4 new blocks. This method has been on a few blogs and I was shown the method some years ago.
The Japanese scene will probably be made into a bag, I really love the design.