I started by going through my stash and picking medium tones. After I paired what I had, I bought a few fat quarters to even things out. Most of this quilt came from stash. I bought the stepping stone neutral and the outer purple. I used 1.5" hexagons and cut them all outmyself. Would I do that again? I would like to think not. It is nearly impossible to keep them perfectly uniform. When I start the next one (yes there will be a next one!) I will buy the hexagons and save myself hours of work!
This was a picture taken in January 2011. I have it about 60% hand quilted. I work on that during my Idol nights. The quilt is about full sized.
Here is my view behind the quilting. I borrowed a Hinterburg frame from a friend. I didnt like using the hoop. I couldnt reach anything even after adjusting. It still is very useful to me if I drape the quilt over the hoop (the weight of the quilt holds itself taut enough for me).
Some closeup pictures of the quilting.