This week we will begin a New Year, a New Decade, and a New Quilt!
The working title is: Pathway to the Forest.
Hear I'll show you the way I start.
1st-- I select a picture - that takes some computer time digging through the archives of our many photos.
2nd-- I decide on the size. In this case I'm starting with about 35 x 45" - I can alter that smaller as I go if desired.
3rd--I cut and mark the foundation grid. I use Pellon 820
I also cut newsprint to go under the foundation - and choose a transparent grid to go over the picture. These things give me the "map" I will use to enlarge and create the picture out of fabric.
4th--Then I pull out bags of squares already cut - in the colors that I expect to need. I'll cut more as needed. At this point I'm trying to decide whether to use the small (1/2") or larger (1") squares....what do you think?