This was interesting, starting as it did at a meeting of NW members of the Contemporary Quilt group. Magie Relph brought along a collection of Tuareg crosses and associated books and materials, which were the basis for sketching -
The sketches from that day provided the inspiration for this:
The fun part came from letting go, adding a bit here, adding a bit there and changing the colours that didn't work. (And don't believe the photo - the "treasure pewter" wreaked havoc with the camera settings which I haven't been able to over-ride or correct.).
I'm beginning to wonder how much my work ethic of 'staying focussed' has affected my quilting. I've often found difficulty in 'playing', as recommended by several well known quilters. Play has always seemed rather pointless without a clear goal in mind!
But that is just how this JQ came about - there was a plan but there was no route map, and getting to the end was both playful and fun. All I need to do now is to have the camera to hand as alternatives are trialled, discarded or added!