I made this quilt over four or five months this year and am entering it in the scrappy quilt section of Amy's quilt festival. http://amyscreativeside.com/2013/10/25/bloggers-quilt-festival-scrappy-quilts/. I have been buying other peoples scraps for earlier quilts but then saw a quilt with pieced kites some where in blog land.
It obsessed me. I took a month or so deciding on the pattern construction and then cut multiple strips from every fabric I had. They were all left hanging on coat hangers so I could decide what to put where. The construction took quite a while, particularly the pieced kites and I couldn't have finished the layout without a design board.
I'm also entering Amy's competition to win a a Baby Lock Melody, although I don't think it can be shipped to Australia :} I'd love to have a good machine to be set up just for piecing, and leave my Janome for FMQ.