I decided to keep it simple and make it in 6 inch squares, every other one being plain pink cotton. I then did a trawl on the internet for fabric as well as begging, stealing and borrowing off what friends I have that craft. I made paper templates much the same as the ones you see in the hexagon designs, the reason being that I wanted to hand sew it all. The only part that is machined is the actually quilting itself. I had to borrow a friends machine for that as I need a special foot for mine and they are incredibly expensive. A lot of the fabric I got from America.
On a completely seperate note, I am looking for advice. I have got an old wooden mirror that I am going to paint white. I then want to "distress" it but I am not sure what that actually means. Do you just paint it and then rub some off again, do you use sand paper...? Please help!