After a project, I sort, colorize, and stack the bits and pieces of cloth. For new projects, I begin with these stacks. I pick the color theme and start with a shape, sometimes a square or circle, or sometimes it is whatever is left from cutting out a cushion or handbag. I choose a complementary backing, a neutral tone for the front, and I layer the shapes, pinning and zigzag stitching as I go. Starbursts, suzanis, and random shapes, each throw is unique and original.