(2) favorable reviews
(3) switching to iced coffee
Barbara Johannah's Crystal Piecing. This book has an interesting concept about half-square triangles; Barbara created 256 combinations that can be joined with each other to create unique block settings! Sometimes I play around with two numbers - say 25 and 201 - and see what the combinations look like in a quilt. I got some pretty interesting settings, I recreated all 256 combinations in EQ some time ago to make them easy to play with. I said all that to say: some of the HST combinations in the Spectacular Scraps book remind me of the Crystal Piecing method.
I'm choosing all shades in the color families from burgundy to gold to reddish-purple, pale yellow - anything and everything goes! Right now I'm just in the cutting stage, I'll make a decision about the setting later on.
Using my 3-1/2" die I cut a few sets, looking good!
That's it for now, have a great Saturday, sew forth and sew on...