(1) eggs scrambled with that substitute crabmeat stuff
(2) a matter of no importance
(3) spontaneous road trips
Well! After a breffus of scrambled egg substitute and other substitute stuff, I went with Charlene and Pat to the new Costco in Wheaton Plaza (Maryland). We missed the grand opening, and I wanted to check it out just because, so we went. I didn't get a photo but it's a nice store, plenty of parking, and you access it from a mall entrance. I had to go right in and check out the new ladies room (don't ask) while Pat and Charlene bought cards at the card store across from the entrance - different and handy! It was a bit crowded - why are there so many people out wandering around on a Monday morning - don't they have to be at work??!
Then I said - hey! That star Rosa made is very pretty, why don't I make some scrap yardage and cut a few triangles from that too??!
Just to test out my theory, I made a couple big pieces and layered them with a light background fabric and cut them using the 6-1/2" die...
Here are a few layouts... I'm not so sure. I only made four pieces and it's a bit hard to see what they'll really look like, but one question I'm asking is do I want to use that light background or should I go with something a bit darker or brighter (like red or gold)? Definitely I should use something that reads as solid, a medium or large pattern would kill the design!
And another thing I need to be aware of is the size of the scraps - see that blue strip and the brown one? They really stand out and could potentially change the shape of the block!
I'm also wondering if I should try using a smaller HST die - I have a 4-1/2" that's part of a "value die" (three shapes on one die) and there's a 3-1/2", but if I use either of those the scraps need to be smaller.
Something to think about! I need to think quickly because if I want to invest in another die right now, Joann's has them at 40% off until May 4th.
Have a great day, sew forth and sew on til later!