Here is the link to a great 10-minute video on the musical creative process for recording artist, Stephen Merritt. NPR gave him an opportunity to choose two items to use as the basis for creating a song within 48 hours. The results, completed within that 48 hours, are quite interesting especially how he used the two items selected. (I won't say anything more.)
How does Stephen's creative process relate to the art quilter's creative process? Have you ever chosen two items for inspiration (that don't have anything to do with each other) and created an art quilt from them? It might make for an intriguing challenge concept!