Honest to God, I think this quilt is doomed..before it starts...
this is the pattern http://tinyurl.com/ocnb6us
(that is a google books result) it is a kaffe fasset design, it is gorgeous, there is a photo and pattern on that link
I am split between two homes as I live for 4 nights of the week in a tiny house and spend the rest of the time at home, so I started cutting being completely unable to find a proper mat- I used hardboard that had been white, so now there are tiny flecks of paint everywhere!...then instead of reading the instructions properly, I cut out squares from the stripy shirts, rather than triangles ...the four triangles are meant to form a square design..they don't...because I cut them incorrectly, every second square can be right, and every other one will make a cross rather than a square...
and they won't line up properly as they are not cut at all well (bouncy hardboard!)..
but that is all cool as it is for me, I am pretty relaxed about a non-professional look and the colours are good so it should look OK..
so resigned to all of that, I decided to start to sew, cleaned down the machine in this house...as I haven't used it in ages...filled the bobbin, changed the needle, etc...only to find that the presser foot is in my other house..
arrrgh!!!...Ah feck it..I'll give it a go anyway, I bought another presser foot while i was out (happily missing someone I didn't want to meet, they called while I was out)...so I will sew a few blocks and see how it looks!..