When planning a new project, it’s best to start at the beginning. The beginning is definitely the best place to start.
For most quilting projects, I usually will buy fabric for the pattern. For my latest challenge, I’ve decided to use fabric I already have in my stash and make it work for the pattern. Currently I’m trying to make a quilt kit I got for my birthday of Kate Spain’s Good Fortune work for a pattern in the book Material Obsession called Fanciful Flowers. In the book they used Denyse Schmidt’s Flea Market Fancy line, which has just been re-released, but I wanted to take the design and give it an Asian flair.
First and foremost I have to figure out just how much fabric I have, what else I have in my stash that coordinates, and exactly how much fabric I need to create this quilt. This requires math. Math is hard. Last night while I was in the planning stages I decided it was all just too much to wrap my head around so I opted instead to watch a couple episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.