The Wayward Transparency Quilt Along officially started yesterday (September 15th) with the posting of planning and fabric requirements. For anyone looking for inspiration or a bit of help picking out and/or purchasing fabric for the mystery quilt, below are some options and discounts!
A quick note about the renderings I am presenting here: online graphics and thumbnails of fabric swatches are great tools but they are not always 100% accurate representations of how the fabrics would look together. I will present the renderings for the 2 finished Wayward Transparency quilts beside the finishes so you can see the difference between a rendering and a real, finished quilt. For the Kona Cotton options, I used my Kona Cotton color card and verified that the colors go well together.
If in doubt about the fabric choices you are making, I would suggest reading reviewing my Evaluating Fabric Color Tips post or my Playing with Color: Transparency Tutorial.
BackSide Fabrics is offering the one time use coupon code BACKSIDEJETGIRL17 for 10% off your next order. If you love wide quilt backings, this is an excellent opportunity for you to consider ordering some for the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along.
I used 3 yards of Ombre Scroll in Marine for the backing of the first Wayward Transparency quilt. I used 3 yards of the wide backing so that I could rotate the 68-inch on point version of Wayward Transparency 45-degrees when I loaded the quilt top on my long arm. That allowed me to quilt a crosshatch across the quilt top that ended up at a 45-degree angle. If you just baste the quilt normally, 2 yards of a wide backing will be enough for a backing with no seams.
Honey, Bunny, and Doll
The Honey, Bunny, and Doll Etsy store is offering 4 colorway options for the quilt along! Pricing for the solid Kona cotton fabric kits (5.25 yards) is $32 + flat rate shipping. Pricing for the Batik kit (5.25 yards) is $43 + flat rate shipping. The Honey, Bunny, and Doll kit fulfills the fabric requirements for the on point version of the quilt. Please note that the kit contains only the fabric for the quilt top.
Renderings of the Wayward Transparency design in the 4 colorways are below.
Designs by Sarah J
As you probably saw on Thursday, I created a version of Wayward Transparency using prints by Sarah J. Sarah is offering several Wayward Transparency quilt kits in her online store using her prints. Through September 30th (9/30/17), Sarah is offering a 15% discount for the quilt top with binding included. The kit would normally retail for $64.60, and with the discount, the price drops to $54.95.
Fat Quarter Shop
Fat Quarter Shop is offering a 10% off promotional code for you to use at checkout:
Promo code: Jetgirl10
Terms: Save 10% off an order. Excludes sale items, pre-orders, clubs and gift certificates. Not valid with other offers. Limit 1 use per customer. Offer expires 10/6/2017.
Below are some curated shopping lists for fabric options from the Fat Quarter Shop. A little different than a kit, if you like any of the Fat Quarter Shop fabric combinations presented below, simply click on each fabric link and add the amount of yardage listed in the fabric requirements to your online shopping cart. Note: All Fat Quarter Shop links in this post are affiliate links.
Kona Pond (light), Kona Cypress (medium), Kona Bluegrass (dark)
Kona Lagoon (light), Kona Mediterranean (medium), Kona Prussian (dark)
Kona Lavender (light), Kona Tulip (medium), Kona Regal (dark)
Kona Peach (light), Kona Salmon (medium), Kona Nectarine (dark)
Kona Cactus (light), Kona Limelight (medium), Kona Lime (dark)
And I am really excited about this last grouping. Here I show how to transition around the color wheel instead of staying within one color for the quilt. In this case the colors either go from red to orange or orange to red. Kona Orange (light), Kona Flame (medium), Kona Chinese Red (dark) **UPDATE 9/18/17** Kona Orange seems to be sold out on FQS. Below I present a substitution for Kona Orange.
Kona Persimmon (light), Kona Flame (medium), Kona Chinese Red (dark) ***UPDATE 9/20/17** Kona Flame seems to be sold out on FQS now as well. At this point I would suggest sticking with the original color grouping and shopping for this color grouping at a different online retailer, like Stash Fabrics.
Have fun gathering your fabrics, and I look forward to seeing your selections in out Facebook Group!
21 thoughts on “Wayward Transparency Fabric Options and Sales”
That lavender to regal is very nice…hmmmm…now I want to make them all.
Oh, you goodness, I love them all. I am so impressed with the amount of thought and the work you have put into this ! You are amazing!
Great options! Thank you for your hard work. I can’t wait to start piecing!
Thank you for all of the examples; a fun way to learn; I love the orange to red. I will spend some time going through the stash today….new approach!
Beautiful suggestions. I really like the purple and the blue versions. The red to orange is fun. My stash tends toward the cooler colors, a purple to blue sounds like something I might be able to put together.
I’m doing this!! Thand you for so many options to think about and the discounts as well! Now to pick my palette!
You have some beautiful options here. I look forward to seeing what people create.
Thanks for sharing all the color ideas, I appreciate all your hard work.
oh my gosh – what to choose?!? This has got me pondering…
Just placed my fabric order. Really looking forward to this QAL!
So many wonderful options! I usually lean towards prints, but I think this may be my first all solid quilt. Now to decide on a color combo!
Wow, super-helpful post. Thanks for doing all this to help visualize the MANY possibilities!
So much thought has gone into these options, one is better that another. I’d say I lean towards the blue and the lavender. I don’t think I can do it as a sew along as I’m having eye surgery in three weeks but I will definitely be making it as soon as I can, it’s a wonderful design.
great job!! thank you for giving time to us!!
Pretty in every color…especially loving those blues! I just can’t decide!
Wo so much work I’ve been pondering my choices for hours and now I’m laughing because I’m doing this quilt along with a friend and we both want to do the same colour option.
Kona orange link isn’t working for me…
Flame might have the same problem…
Thank you so much for these color suggestions, I usually love picking out fabric on my own but this is my first time making a quilt where getting the color right is so integral to the design. I shopped online for the blues you suggested and I can’t wait to see them all together!
the jetgirl10 is not working. 🙁
Oh, I really like all the colorways you show. I’m just a little late in starting, but I can catch up. Also, I appreciate you mentioning how you quilted the diagonal crosshatching. I am just starting with longarming and it would not have occurred to me to rotate the quilt top!