To start, I took a plain piece of paper and marked a 16" square on it, and then quartered it horizontally, vertically and diagonally.
Next, using an idea I got from Lisa Calle - use your rulers to help you with the basic design, I started with a 2.5" circle template and then grabbed my 6"curved ruler and started laying out some curves, using my registration marks as a guide. Using the rulers means I know it will work with them when it comes to the quilting, and I'll be able to get nice sharp lines and angles.
A few more lines, a few more circles, and I think I've got my basic design worked out.
I think I can call that mandala inspired! Now, what to do about colour? I could go bold - using some dye pastels I picked up while visiting with Gina last summer -
How are you doing with yours?