The second AHIQ 'why don't you try this?' post was based on the idea of working with what you had/knew, so here is a selection of glorious quilts where the makers have worked with familiar elements but put their own twist on things. My thanks to everyone who kindly agreed to let me use their images.
If you click on the picture it should take you to the relevant blog post (where there is one) but you can also use the links beneath the pictures to go to the main page of people's blogs and then explore - there's loads to see.
Odette Tolksdorf Freeflow Greenflow www.odettetolksdorf.co.za/
Debbie Schulz The House on the Hill www.juniperquilts.com
Jill Fisher A Flannel Pancake www.pieladyquilts.blogspot.co.uk
Lynn Harris Tealorange www.thelittleredhen.typepad.com
Victoria Findlay Wolfe A Summer's Day, (this quilt is in Double Wedding Ring Quilts:Traditions Made Modern, Stash Books, 2015, p.60) Victoria's blog is at www.bumblebeansinc.blogspot.co.uk and her website is www.vfwquilts.com/
Terry Aske Cool Blue Kona Modern www.terryaskeartquilts.
Terry kindly sent the artists statement that goes with this quilt.
("I love using an improv, wonky process, because it goes together so quickly – no precise measuring required! This quilt was inspired by a VMQG challenge to combine the printed patchwork fabric from Robert Kaufman’s Kona Modern Quilts fabric line with Kona solids. I chose solids in navy blue and other cool colors.
I started with a wonky center square and added alternating printed and solid strips. Once it was about 35" square, I trimmed the edges to make it straight and square.
I quilted it with straight lines in a wonky square spiral starting from the center block.")