So you bought a snow dyed mandala. Hopefully from me, but this will work if you have something similar. If you don’t know what to do with it, try something like this.
I will be adding some patterns to the pattern section, but if you want to explore something different, the first thing I would do is take a picture of the snow dye (or other fabric) that you want to work with. It’s best if you can hang the fabric up, but if not, try to take a picture from directly on top of the fabric.
So then trim the picture so that you just have the fabric showing.
I first cut my piece into quarters. As I cut, I put labels on the backs of the pieces, so that I would know where on the piece of fabric they came from.
The first thing I wanted to see was what it would look like with sashing between the squares. So I put the squares on a piece of light gray fabric.
Then I wanted to see what it would look like with the squares flipped.
Or with some of the squares flipped.
Then I wanted to cut the piece into triangles. So I put it back together using the labels on the back.
Then I cut the squares into triangles and labeled them before starting to play with them.
Then I wondered about adding a darker color, maybe in some sort of flying geese pattern.
Or what if it was more like pinwheels?
Or multiple ones.
I am not sure yet what I will do with this piece, but this is part of the process I go through to determine if and how I want to cut up one of my snow dyed fabrics.