Raise your hand if this sounds familiar...
You check out a book (magazine) from the Library (or you borrow it from a friend) & while you like it fine, you are not impressed enough to buy it. Or one pattern really tickles your fancy, but others you barely notice.
You see a quilt or SEVERAL using "X" pattern (Or a pattern that is very similar.)
Well that happened to me & I will now expound on one specific event.
My husband is friendly with the inter-library loan gal where he works (at a Law School). I'm not sure when I made the connection, but I had him borrow EVERY Kaffe Fassett book on quilting. I perused & swooned over many patterns. (I even made a quilt!)
I then saw this bundle of fabric & immediately decided that a fat quarter bundle of that fabric would be my birthday gift. Now to decide what to do with it... (I only knew that I wanted to use it all together - not sepatated into the 3 color families & I decided that I would be willing to mix in some Kona solids if necessary.)
I did not go to Flickr to search for a pattern - I got there regularly to see what people are up to & for general inspiration.
I had seen this quilt way back in 2007 & loved it. Since then I have seen this one, this one, this one, this one, this one, this one, this one, this one, & this one. & thanks to Jackie I know that a pattern is in Kaffe Fassett's Quilt Road book. (& thanks to my husband I was able to get it through inter-library loan.)
I may use a pattern in a book that I actually own & make this quilt. My birthday is at the end of the month, so I have some time to think about it & do some more planning...
Bottom line, I guess you can tell that I want to do a tessalation quilt, right?
(Any opinions on a link heavy post? Do you like the links to quilt photos?)