The design group that I participate in was given a set of 3 inspiration images to work with last month. They were all taken at the River Antoine Rum Distillery on Grenada.
I was drawn to the wheel and the isosceles triangle shapes in the wheel in the top image along with the bright colors in the third image.
I quickly sketched out an initial design idea, but I thought that adding in a bit of green (beyond just as a binding) would add more interest and possibly unify the quilt top a bit more. In the end, I liked the middle option the best knowing that the entire quilt top would be bound in green to finish things off.
I was able to piece the mini quilt top, which measures about 25 inches across at the widest point, in an afternoon while we were camping near a glacial lake near Portage Glacier in Alaska. We were beside a beautiful green forest, and I thought that the quilt top would glow against the green backdrop.
Here is the view across from the green forest of the glacial pond and mountains. A day earlier we had watched a moose walk along the shallows on the other side of the pond, and there was a nesting bald eagle pair that would fish from the pond.
I was trying to piece improvisationally without worrying about fabric position, but after I ended up with the dark red triangles forming a line at the top of the quilt, I decided to lay out the pieces for the bottom half of the mini quilt. 🙂