I am thinking about another quilt - Horizons.
My expansive photo library is providing inspiration.
To the west of Cordoba in Southern Spain there is a stunning ruin called the Medina al-Zahra, a Moorish City and Palace dating from 940.
This was more than a palace. It was purpose built on a site specifically selected for it's amazing views over the countryside, facing south over the lush plains of Andalus and towards the Moorish homelands of North Africa. And it was conceived as a thriving city to support the central palace complex. It was a statement of commerce and wealth - it was not developed as a fort.
I really feel that it could provide the form for Horizons.
Thinking along this theme I will also need textures. I found a gallery on this blog. The textures hold real potential for some aspects of horizons. I feel a book purchase coming on!