1. use only things from my scrap bag - the stuff in my scrap bag is small pieces left from other projects
2. trim off as little as possible - very little waste
3. use upcycled things for filler - not going out to purchase special heat resistant batting
And I feel like a sculptor who says that she just chips out the figure that was already in the block of marble, that she didn't impose her will on the raw block. I like that new angle to my game: just releasing the patchwork pattern that was already there!
Off to work on buttercream yellow hotpads that my mother commissioned.