More specifically, playing with cake -- layer cake that is.
I'm trying to limit my purchases of pre-cuts, trying to limit my purchases of fabric period. (A glance at recent blog posts clearly show that I have not been successful.) Somehow I have quite a stack of layer cakes (& jelly rolls & fat quarters...) in my fabric stash now. I've been pretty good about finishing existing projects, not beginning new ones, but I really wanted to use a couple of these cakes & start something new. Currently, I have been obsessed with triangles. I wanted to begin a project that had lots of mindless sewing & that would be fun playtime when it came to laying out the pieces. My go-to, easy-peasy block these days is the half-square triangle so I decided to employ a couple of my recent pre-cut acquisitions. I cut up the entire stack of the Malka Dubrawsky's Stitched in Color layer cake that I won at our recent HMQG retreat, found a single fabric to use as the opposite side of the HST & now I have a stack of squares to assemble before I get to the fun part of laying out this one.
I took a 2nd layer cake -- Quilt Blocks by Ellen Luckett Baker -- & cut them -- not into HSTs but into HRTs -- that is, half-rectangle triangles. I dug out several solids that coordinate plus gray & white for the rest of the rectangle. This is something I've never tried before so please wish me luck!