This is kinda critical because these fabrics are no longer available.This quilt got its start from a collection of precut strips years ago.
All the pieces are cut from a template that make it a bit more challenging to calculate yardage, especially with only partial strips remaining in the storage box.
Therefore, I'm on a cutting bonanza.
If I cut diamonds from all the strips from the precut collection, then calculate how many more I need, I can integrate diamonds cut from a few strips from my 'unlimited' stash. They won't match exactly, but will be close enough. Best to integrate any new materials now, so they can be sprinkled into the blocks.
I'm always fascinated by the engineered corners (and their crumb-like scraps) as I cut with the template.
So far, I've cut and counted enough diamonds to make a total of 37 blocks. There are nine smaller diamonds in each block. The goal is 50 blocks.
Not that many partial strips are left, and it's difficult to judge exactly how many diamonds are left in those strips. That's the mystery at hand.
Once I cut diamonds from the strips, then cut some extra strips, I can make mini-kits for each block. Then, all I have to do is assemble.
If I have to put this project aside temporarily, to make way for another more pressing project (pun intended), it'll be easy enough to pick up where I left off later if the blocks are planned and 'kitted' for assembly.
It feels like I'm using way too much brain power during my early morning stitching time lately. I hope that this last planning step makes way for mindless sewing sessions, minus the mystery!
Do you plan ahead when specific fabrics are limited? I suppose I could just let whatever's gonna happen happen. . .
Nah! . . . I am way too tidy-butt for that!