When you finish a quilt big enough to cover a king-sized bed I suppose it's normal to tell yourself "never again". I know I did. Until you realize how much you like having a quilt that is just the size, weight, and color you require.
In this case, after the memory of wrestling with a giant quilt begins to fade, you start to think about another. And, if one of your friends does this, you go beyond thinking and into tentative planning mode.
This led to checking out some inspiration from the library including the iconic The Quilts of Gee's Bend. These are the quilts that speak to me. There is something in the perfectly imperfect design that connects me to their makers. I can't really describe it any better than that, but it's powerful.
Then Pam brought all her quilts to the art retreat. So I could SEE them. Quilts must be examined with the hands and human eyes - not camera lenses.
With all this stimulation, all thoughts of not making another quilt are flat out gone and I am in full fledged design mode. I have to formulate a pattern of sorts in my mind. One based on a conglomeration of ideas. Did I mention Pam brought a bunch of quilt books for me to look at too? She's nice that way.
So far I have purchased the triangle template Pam mentioned in her post. Just in case I decide to put my own spin on her triangle masterpiece.