I trace my embroidery designs with a regular old pencil. I had bought plain white Kona fabric, but after receiving the book. I took her advice and used the darker cream with a dot from my stash. I like to back my embroideries with Warm and Natural batting and stitch through it. This provides stability and hides my messy stitches and back from showing through the fabric.
I am not using embroidery floss, but instead opting for my favorite perle cotton #8. The stitches will be a little thicker, but I like how the perle cotton looks and holds up over time.
I have plenty of perle cotton on hand and should be able to make this quilt entirely from my stash. Should I assemble the blocks as we go or just embroider them?