Traditional designs are just a starting point!
I also use my own designs for quilts or go a little 'off-piste' from the traditional formats.
I like to use fabrics with which I have some emotional connection so that the finished quilt is not only useful but unique and meaningful on a personal level.
I love to use woollen fabrics in the making of a quilt as well as in the rugs I make
I view the quilting process itself as a wonderfully connective part of the whole quilt design.