I am using mainly Kaffe Fasset fabrics from my stash, & you only need a little bit for each segment of the hexagon. I'm also auditioning for the border, but so far I think I need to keep an open mind. Anyway realistically, it'll be ages before I get to that stage!!!
In between time, I have caught up on reading lots of other patchwork blogs.
There is an interesting read over on http://littleislandquilting.blogspot.co.nz/2013/03/housekeeping.html ......... about the use of the colour brown !!! and how she sees not "just brown" but purple brown, chestnut brown, chocolate brown, caramel, golden, etc. I know I tend to avoid browns. And earthy colourways don't really seem to show up in modern quilts either, but maybe our next Monday Modern challenge could be to use a bit of brown?!??!?!??
Another interesting read is over at http://aquiltisnice.blogspot.co.nz/. .........about "low volume" quilts & using the good old traditional Churn Dash block. The result is really quite lovely!! Low volume quilts, using predominantly white/light/or neutral background fabrics, have been catching my eye again just lately. I made a wee cot quilt not so long ago using lights, pastels with small prints and larger scale graphic prints. I think I would find a larger quilt with this overall soft, almost ethereal, effect quite easy to live with.
I'm off to sort some fabric!!!