I decided I needed to make good on all of this talk about designing Rose Star blocks ahead of time so that I will always have hand sewing with me when I'm on the go. In order to do this, I needed plenty of the paper kites and hexagon pieces cut out. The few pieces I had been reusing weren't going to be enough to make piles of blocks.
I couldn't seem to scan and print to scale at home, so I went to the nearby office store to take things up a notch. Copies were cheap. I was so pleased the edges weren't chopped off of my templates and everything was to scale. I got home and started cutting out all of the shapes.
Even with shapes cut from just a few sheets, I was able to get two blocks designed and ready to go. Yay!
The design process is tedious for me, and cutting all of these pieces takes awhile. I think it's about an hour per block. Of course the clubhouse looks like this:
That's normal, though, right? Getting a design wall up is definitely on the to do list. If I keep enough stuff out on the floor maybe Mr. Pins will lend a hand.
If you've discovered any secret ways to make office supplies work for your sewing process, I'd love to hear about them.