My inspiration was my kitchen floor. It's brick, and despite what an amazing pain it is - it's impossible to keep clean - it has texture out the wazoo.
My original thought was to do a full-size quilt, but the tension on the featherweight went all kablooey. I finally realized I did have another machine I could use. I finished this in basically one day. Finished size is 17 x 32, so a nice tablerunner or wallhanging.
I used some batiks that are AWESOME for texture, but it still needed something. My alumni association president had suggested that I might donate a quilt for our upcoming silent auction, and since one of the University's symbols is the ginkgo, I added the leaves.
Ginkgo leaves have AMAZING texture - and they're fun to quilt!!