I met Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs through the 2014 New Quilters Blog Hop** sponsored by Beth @ plum and june. Cheryl is hosting the Foothills Mystery Quilt starting in July 2014 and running through April 2015. She designed the mystery quilt, and this month is the introduction and fabric selection. I have done one mystery quilt previously, and I am really excited to start another one! If you are interested in joining in on the fun, you can get more information on the Foothills Mystery Quilt July Instructions (Fabric Selection and Requirements) from Cheryl’s blog. The quilt is going to finish at 54″ by 72″; a nice lap sized quilt!
**Note that on Wednesday, July 9th, the 3rd group of new quilt bloggers are going to be introduced through the blog hop and I’ll have links to everyone posted here on my blog as well!
Armed with Cheryl’s instructions for fabric selection, I went through my stash this morning and selected my fabrics for the quilt. I started by selecting my background fabric. I wanted to use a Kona solid for my background, and right now I have the most Kona Black in my stash (2 yards). I will have to purchase another yard eventually to have enough for the full pattern, but I can figure that out later. I did consider whether I should just order some lighter colored Kona (Snow or Bone?), but I decided to stick with what I have on hand. We’ll see how it turns out! With a really dark background color, I next went to my main fabric selection knowing that I am going to need something bright to pop against the dark black. I have a large selection of yellow fabric, and it was easy to get a lovely selection of yellows. The last fabric selection is for a highlight fabric that should have good contrast between the other fabric sets, and I went with a medium gray blender that has both yellow and black in it as well.
So there are my fabrics for this quilt, all pulled from my stash – yay! Are you going to join in on the mystery quilt fun? Have you pulled your fabrics yet? I am really looking forward to seeing the diversity in designs that we create over the coming months!
I am linking up to Molli Sparkles’ Sunday Stash.