It's paper pieced on the machine, using the stitch and flip method. If you've never tried it, don't worry, it's painless. This is a great size (35x35) on which to practice.
I love that I finally found a use for that floral print in the Florida/tropical colors. For some reason though, finding a border fabric was hard. This bright pink leaf fabric really screamed for attention when it first went up on the design wall. Every time I came back in the room it hollered at me. I didn't know whether to plug my ears or put on sunglasses. Finally I gave in. All I need now are some plastic pink flamingos on the lawn.
It's quilted on the machine with my walking foot using a variegated cotton thread. This year, I really want to try more quilting (I think I said that last year). I could use the practice.
I had ordered the very cool Parson Gray's Seven Wonders fabric Melissa used in her quilt, but since I have absolutely no patience when I want to start something new, I decided to make a few sample blocks from my stash while waiting for it to arrive. The sample turned out to be the whole thing.