Foothills Mystery Quilt - Fabric Selection

Foothills Mystery Quilt {Fabric Selection}

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.

Foothills Mystery Quilt - Fabric Selection

Foothills Mystery Quilt – Fabric Selection

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!

Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash

Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash

I am linking up to Molli Sparkles’ Sunday Stash.

0 thoughts on “Foothills Mystery Quilt {Fabric Selection}

  1. ckaminsky says:

    Thanks for the wonderful words about the mystery quilt, I am so excited that you are joining in! As I know what the quilt will look like in the end I can tell you that your color choices are going to work great. Thanks so much again!

  2. Mara says:

    Love all of the yellow pretty fabrics you pulled.

  3. Renee says:

    I have never done a mystery quilt! Your colors look very pretty together, it will be fun to see how the quilt turns out!

  4. Vera says:

    You have some pretty yellow in your stash. I have never done mystery and probably never will 🙂

  5. Liz says:

    I might follow along. Nice pull! I’m looking forward to seeing how the black works as your background color.

  6. I have a recent quilt using Kona Iron purchased at two different times and it is noticable that the fabrics are slightly different, just to warn you. A scrappy black background might be nice…

  7. Sarah Goer says:

    Beautiful fabrics. I’m working on a mystery quilt I started in 2005 (oh my gosh, it’s been forever!) and I really like them… but given how many projects I have in the queue, I feel like I have to resist jumping in to this one. 🙂 I’ll enjoy watching it come together for you and others though. 🙂

  8. Beth S. says:

    I love the fabrics you pulled. Those yellows!! I’ve never done a mystery quilt, I might have to do this one. Thanks for sharing the info.

  9. Cathy says:

    Blues and yellows are my favorite fabric combination. I think your quilt will be gorgeous!

  10. I see I’m not the first to chime in about differing colors. I tried to use a Kona shade of red once and ran out, The fabric from the second bolt was noticeably different. Now that I’ve got that out of the way, I have to say, I’m really excited about your black background. I tend to really like quilts with a nice dark background, so it will be fun to see this quilt take shape for you.

  11. Looking forward to seeing where this mystery takes you…

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)