A couple of years ago I bought a package of "Lutrador" at Soft Expressions in Anaheim. I really did not know what to do with it, until this project came along. I needed some low clouds, so I opened my package of Lutrador and started to tears pieces off. Pretty soon I had some clouds to stitch on to the piece. I have seen Lutrador used for snow in other quilts.
I don't know about you, but I think this justifies buying more stuff that I have no idea what to do with!