Monday, September 14, 2009

Drawing Board

I am also back to the drawing board (as Kristin mentioned in her post below).

First I was totally hyped up to do a quilt with a background of a 12 patch quilt block. Then I realized that pieced blocks don't really come in 12 patches. Duh. Tons of 9 patch options. Like these.After all these months of creating 12x12 inch square quilts, it's somewhat disconcerting to realize that "12" does not lend itself to square in any kind of a symmetrical grid.

A dozen eggs keep popping into my head, but not in any creative way. I've also been thinking about 12 months which has lots of potential, but I like the idea of doing a seasonal quilt in four sections rather than twelve. So, that doesn't really fit.

I think I actually need to do some real research. The bolt of inspiration doesn't seem to be coming on it's own.

3 comments:

Terri Stegmiller said...

I've got three ideas going on in my head. I've sketched two of those out and I wish I had the time to actually make all three to see with I like best...sigh, no such luck in the time department.

Terry said...

My initial thought was also a dozen eggs. I could envision something very serene, with wonderful pale eggy colors, but then I had this other idea, and I'm all over it.

Good luck with the inspiration part.It's the biggest hurdle.

Carol said...

Make the middle square a four patch and voila - 12 blocks :)