To help me in piecing, I knew I’d need a way to reconstruct the pieces once traced and cut, so I wrote out a stitching order. For example, (1) A to B, (2) C to D, (3) AB to CD, etc. (See the first picture to follow that...) Then I just matched the pieces to the fabric I wanted, adding a ¼” seam allowance around each piece, and cut the pieces. With the help of my stitching order, piecing was a cinch.
My next step was to madly being gathering any potential components and specific ideas, which I'll talk about in my next post, along with the beginning motifs and placement issues.