What to do with your snow dyed fabric mandala

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.


DSCF3731Then 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.


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