For those who wanted to know: I'm using a bunch of fabrics by Kaffe and Phillip, all in blues and greens and mostly very large prints. I find that these large design fabrics yield lots of different diamonds, so it's almost like doubling my fabric. For the white, I'm using some Kona off-white; don't remember what I bought.
It's very time consuming. This is not for folks who want to finish a quilt in a weekend. But it suits me very well. I just leave all the templates, thread, tools, whatever on a tray, and can easily move it all around. Plus I can do a bit of stitching whenever I have a minute or two to spare. Today, I dumped it all into a larger project bag and took it to a knitting group I just joined.
The diamonds are 2" on each side, so they are not teeny weenie. That crazy I'm not. I want to finish this by the end of the summer. I hope. We'll see. So far I'm so enchanted with it that I don't want to sew anything else.
The wrong side is ugly and messy. I don't care. Who is going to see it, anyhow? I can't believe I'm saying this. In my serious embroidery days, the backs of my projects were perfect. Now, I'm older, and could care less. Yay, me.