1:50 Okay, all the required fabrics are cut up:
Enough for 1/2 of 42 squares. So that means I'm more than 1/4 done cutting, right?? I think the rest will go slower, as I have to make decisions about which fabrics to pair together. But if I follow the model, 70% of all the blocks have white, either border or center. Cutting that should go quickly, since there are no decisions to be made. But that's a lot of white.... I have up to 12 more fabrics to use, but I want to make sure there is enough repetition without getting boring. I will probably use about 10 of them. I'm also thinking of substituting some muted prints for the solids... like the orange at the upper corner of the photo above.
Anything over an inch wide I saved to use on some sort of strippy, scrappy back:
That leaves this pile of shreds to be "not used." I'm pretty sure I'll be over 90% even without the back. But I want to see how little waste I can end up with.
9:00 pm Varnishing and working out, and going to dinner, took up most of the afternoon/evening, but I did complete cutting up my solid pink fabric, and one other print as well. I think I may try a block this morning or at noon.