If your Summer is anything like mine, this book may help you: Fabulously Fast Quilts by Amy Smart. All 12 patterns are beautiful, fast to assemble, and will definitely quench your thirst for quilting fun, without your having to be tied up at the sewing room for too long.
These modern quilts are separated into four categories, each featuring three projects: strip piecing; quick corners; slick slicing; and stack, slice and shuffle. These techniques are well explained in the section Basic Quiltmaking Techniques at the beginning of the book.
The quilt on the cover, Moroccan Tile, is my favorite perhaps because it reminds me of a marble mosaic I made for the deck of a previous house. Here are a few of the other patterns I liked:
(Photos by Brent Kane for Martingale)
In the meantime, get your fabric strips out of the drawer and get ready for Summer!