I'm sticking with Bonnie's colors. I trust her and the colors she chose for this quilt are plentiful in my stash. Here are my background stings. There are lots of tans and whites but not many creams. I don't want to cut the 2" or 2 1/2" strips so I just pulled out yardage and cut my 1 1/2" strips from several pieces of yardage.
I have several blacks, even though some of these look navy. I took them outside to be sure they were black. And if they really and truly are navy, who cares! I also have lots of reds and blues.
This morning I spent quite a bit of time cutting for step one. Excited!!! I sewed for a while, pressed and made hour glass blocks. So far I have 30 itty bitty blocks. I can't wait to sew more.