When I had finished the Mod Olive QAL earlier this year, I was left with a lot of discards. I couldn't bear to throw them away, so I had created a new quilt HERE. The above photo reminded me of fish swimming upstream, so that gave me another idea for using the cast-offs, except this time I got a hold of a fellow Mod Olive quilters white leftovers.
I created a background that reminded me of looking into a pond with concrete borders. I pinned on the "fish" and began playing around with different shapes. I took photos between each move to re-evaluate where I wanted changes.