Do you ever get an idea, you don't write it down, nor do you completely figure it out, you just sort of have a concept? Start working on it and think, maybe this was not the best thought out idea?
I have a deer pattern which I could use which is 12 x 12. I would just change it up so it doesn't look like Rudolph. With the pale background and a bit darker brown for the deer face but the dark brown for the antlers it may work.
I have considered an alligator--too threatening, squirrels, I saw this super cute baby sea turtle (but cannot find a pattern, nor is the blog where it appeared active any longer), cow, chicken, sheep, pig and even a dog. None seem to fit.
While I was at a standstill today I worked on the 2nd block for the RSC. I chose the crown and star pattern from Quilter's Cache. A beautiful pattern which looks complicated, but it is very simple, especially if you have a scant 1/4 inch seam, and square up your blocks. Here is a link to the block. Crown and Star.
Still contemplating my baby quilt. Maybe I should just make the lioness block, bear block and the deer block and audition different layouts since nothing is written in stone.