The Contemporary Quilt Journal Quilt Challenge this year is for a 10 inch square but there's also a theme for each 4 months: circles, text and buttons (I know I'm going to struggle with that one!)
For circles I straight away thought of Petri dishes at work - I've taken loads of photos over the years for potential inspiration but not done anything with them apart from small quilts/cards for staff and students leaving the lab.
I've altered them quite a lot in Photoshop ('find edges' filter) so I could start to see them as shapes and not worry too much if I place a section upside down ( still a bit difficult- I visualise the plants falling out! ) I've printed out 3 images and chopped them up and rearranged them in different combinations. I could do all 4 and that would be them done but not really in the spirit of experimentation!
So, which to choose from the above? Or none and start again? Or have some of the curved shapes overlapping rather than getting cut off at the straight edges - just thought of that -I'll have to go and print out some more!