I pulled out these 5" blocks, made enough more to lay them out in an 8 x 11 configuration, and then scratched my head. How did I come up with the idea of red circles on green and green Xs on red? And so scrappy? I usually keep track in a notebook but I could find nothing about this quilt.
Then I tried to photograph the blocks. I've been trying for days without much success. (Note to self: Never lay out blocks where there is not enough light for a good photograph.)
I don't know where this quilt is going -- maybe into the trash if I don't figure it out -- but I finally remembered what the inspiration was. Last spring my husband and I were driving past a hardware store with flowers on display on long, high steps. There was a section alive with the reds of dozens of varieties of roses. Bright, cheerful roses against their lush green foliage. A quilt popped into my mind and the photos above show the results. Hmmm.
I'm at a loss for the next step in this quilt. More blocks? The blocks as they are with a border or two? If borders, what colors? These blocks have been laying out for a week or two. If I don't make a decision in the next day or two I'll pick them up and put them away for another time (or, as I said, in the trash).
I'm thinking of starting a weekly link party (maybe Inspiration Sunday) to invite others to share their inspiration. Would you participate? I have such a small blog with a tiny following, maybe no one would want to link.... Or maybe quilters don't keep track of their inspiration?
Do you notice the sources of your inspiration for quilts, either before you start, during the process of making a top, or after you've finished a quilt?
I'm linking this post to
Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Scraptastic Tuesday at She Can Quilt
Let's Bee Social #85 at Sew Fresh Quilts
WOW at Esther's Blog
Thank you, ladies.