I was really having trouble coming up with an idea. I had multiple thoughts running through my head, but none that really spoke to me. I wanted to do something different, out-of-the-box, but my ideas seemed cliche. Finally, I pulled out some books for inspiration and the one that caught my eye was Flower Garden from the book 25 Ways to Sew Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, and Charm Packs. I have wanted to do this quilt and immediately saw the sunrise yellows, oranges, and pinks as the flower petals. I pulled this great gray batik I got in Montana last summer and the quilt was started!
The song that was running through my head was Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles, especially these lyrics: Little darlingIt's been a long, cold lonely winter
It feels like years since it's been here