Last night (or early this morning), I laid out most of the pieces for the cross. It turns out that there are FOUR different shapes, not three; I decided they would wait until morning.
I went to bed.
I got up early this morning to lay out my pieces, but first I had to peel off the paper backing. The paper backing had curled up overnight; I was afraid the fabric wouldn't lay flat, but it did. I traced and prepped the missing shape (and made a few extra straight pieces while I was at it).
It took about two hours to lay all the pieces in position, then pin them in place. I pinned them down because I wanted to hang the piece on the wall to take a picture of it; I will remove the pins as I fuse the pieces to the background.
Are you ready for this??
I can say that I get a better feel for this when I'm looking at it head-on than when I'm looking at it lying on my worktable; I can see that there are some pieces that I'll re-position before fusing them down.
Take a moment to "follow the knot" with your finger . . . I had an extra set of pieces in the lower section originally. When I followed the knot, I came up with two interlocking knots, not one. When I removed the pieces, I came up with only one knot. Who would have thought??
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