Now I think I never quite got around to it because I hadn't come up with quite the right layout. Just after midnight one night a couple of weeks ago one little tweak to the design popped into my head. I got up and tried it out in EQ right away, and my enthusiasm for these snowflakes came roaring back. Just one little tweak was all it needed.
Fabrics came out to play this week while cold snow fell outside, pushing other work to the bottom of my list. I haven't been excited about any new projects in awhile so I am riding this wave of enthusiasm!
Despite the enthusiasm there isn't much to show yet. I spent time working out cutting directions for the whole quilt rather than cut one block's worth at a time. I thought that with 26 snowflakes, things could get messy and wasteful quickly if I cut each snowflake's parts individually. I gathered all my snowflake cutting charts, added up numbers for identical cuts, and figured out how many strips of each fabric in which width would make most efficient use of my fabric to make all 26 flakes.
Umm, a lot?
I won't subcut these strips all at once. The plan is to cut just what I need from the appropriate strips for one snowflake at a time.
I'm happy to put these smiley face binder clips to good use to keep my strips sorted. Santa tucked them in my stocking at Christmas, as though he knew Id need them.
I work tomorrow, but on Sunday I plan to start making snow.