When I made my first Six Minute Circle (here), I had a hard time stopping with just one. Even though I was only trying it out, and had nothing in mind when making them, one became two and soon after nine were laying on my table!
Maybe deep down I did have something in mind. After all, I used hand dyed Shibori fabric for them all. Same story, one thing led to another and soon there was this finished piece of cloth.
I found a stray piece of linen for the background thinking it would be fine for this practice piece that wasn't suppose to turn into anything. Maybe the wrong color, but it was too late to change now!
After I settled on the layout with the circles, I strategically (by the seat of my pants) added a strip here and there to make three rows of circles. Which led to the skinny strip on the left between the circle rows. I didn't feel quite right, so I added a few more elements.
During the construction phase I knew this would get the hand quilting treatment! I needed more practice and was itching to do more.
I was wondering what a wide binding would look like when I'm finished? I should research that!
I still haven't gotten a thimble, or the proper needles or more perle cotton thread. I'm working with what I have since its all trial and error. Plus, I'm still learning!
Do you work with what you have when learning a new thing? Or do you get everything needed and then some before you start?