This is a small section of a quilt top that I made some time ago...waiting for a backing and some batting, but I love it. It fits a queen size bed and took about two days to make. The trick is to pick a starting fabric for the middle and then draw out a color component from that fabric to the next selection and so forth. Then it's just a series of small 9 patches and single patches placed together to create the "blooming" effect. If you click on the picture you will be able to see this more clearly.
here it is laid out on the floor for you to see the blending effect that is created. John would like to see me finish this top into a quilt. I think it's one of his favorites, mine too.