What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you love the fabric too much to cut and piece, consider doing a whole cloth quilt.
What you will need
A beautiful piece of fabric I bought at Eleanor Burn's Quilt in a Day. I decided that I loved the background and print so much that I wanted to do a whole cloth quilt. I played around with different stitches for the borders and meander quilted it. Probably took me longer to bind it than do the actual quilting.