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Push-Pull Quilt Along {Fabric Selection}

There are two elements that create transparency quilts: design and color/fabric selection. From a design perspective, transparency is first and foremost about overlapping shapes. The Push-Pull quilt design explores overlapping triangular shapes.

With the design element taken care of, the focus for the first Push-Pull Quilt Along instructions focus on color/fabric selection. If you have already purchased the Push-Pull Quilt Along pattern, you will receive an email today with the Fabric Selection PDF. If you haven’t joined in yet, simply purchase the Push-Pull Quilt Along and I will add you to the email list and get the information out to you soon! Note: Check your spam directory if you don’t see the email!

The Push-Pull Quilt Along fabric selection PDF has 6 pages of information and coloring pages to help you select your fabrics.

Below are a selection of Fabric Kits offered by quilt along sponsor Needle and Foot and pre-selected colorways from quilt along sponsor Fat Quarter Shop for those looking for a little more fabric selection guidance. I include required backing yardage for both regular width of fabric and wide backings in the pattern. If you are interested in a wide backing, Backside Fabrics is offering a 15% off coupon that is good through June 30, 2020: backsidejetgirl1920. I’ll remind you of this coupon code when we get to the finishing instructions, too!

Note that when I selected fabrics for the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along, so much fabric was purchased that some fabrics went out of stock. So if you can’t find what you need using the links below, leave a comment or send me an email and I’ll pull out color cards and adjust as best I can along the way. Looking for something in particular that you don’t see below? Leave a comment and I will either email you back with suggestions or run an updated post with more colorway options depending on the number of requests I receive.

I’ll be sewing along making a queen size quilt for my bed at home. What size and colorway are you planning to sew?

Fabric Kits from Needle and Foot

Aqua / Teal Kits Available from Needle and Foot

Aqua / Teal Kits Available from Needle and Foot – Art Gallery Solids

Aqua/Teal Kit Etsy Listing

Orange Kits Available from Needle and Foot

Orange Kits Available from Needle and Foot – Art Gallery Solids

Orange Kit Etsy Listing

Selected Colorways with Prints

Crosshatch Blues

Crosshatch Blues – Prints

I purchased the Dark to Light colorway in Crosshatch Blues to make a queen size version during the quilt along. Time for a new bed quilt!

Darkest Value: Architextures Blueprint Crosshatch
Medium Value: Architextures Paris Blue Crosshatch
Lightest Value: Architextures Lake Crosshatch

Wilmington Prints Pink Essentials

Wilmington Prints Pink Essentials – Prints

Darkest Value: In the Pink Essentials Dark Pink Squares
Medium Value: In the Pink Essentials Medium Pink Boho Diamonds
Lightest Value: In the Pink Essentials Pink Dotted Scroll

Smoke and Ashes Andover Prints

Smoke and Ashes – Prints

Darkest Value: Smoke and Ashes Ash Tie Clip
Medium Value: Smoke and Ashes Smoke Books
Lightest Value: Smoke and Ashes Smoke Tic Tac Toe

Selected Colorways in Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Elements Solids

Pure Elements Solids - Green

Pure Elements Solids – Green

Darkest Value: Emerald
Medium Value: Warm Wave
Lightest Value: Tender Green

Pure Elements Solids - Fuchsia

Pure Elements Solids – Fuchsia

Darkest Value: Raspberry Rose
Medium Value: Festival Fuchsia
Lightest Value: Quartz Pink

Pure Elements Solids - Chartreuse

Pure Elements Solids – Chartreuse

Darkest Value: Dark Citron
Medium Value: Appletini
Lightest Value: Light Citron

Selected Colorways in Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solids

Kona Cotton - Green

Kona Cotton – Green

Darkest Value: Willow
Medium Value: Kale
Lightest Value: Aloe

Kona Cotton - Turquoise

Kona Cotton – Turquoise

Darkest Value: Celestial
Medium Value: Oasis
Lightest Value: Capri

Kona Cotton - Purple

Kona Cotton – Purple

Darkest Value: Hibiscus
Medium Value: Magenta
Lightest Value: Pansy

Kona Cotton - Fuchsia

Kona Cotton – Fuchsia

Darkest Value: Sangria
Medium Value: Azalea
Lightest Value: Carnation

Kona Cotton - Yellow

Kona Cotton – Yellow

Darkest Value: Corn Yellow
Medium Value: Banana
Lightest Value: Meringue

Kona Cotton - Coral

Kona Cotton – Coral

Darkest Value: Coral
Medium Value: Nectarine
Lightest Value: Salmon

Kona Cotton - Chartreuse

Kona Cotton – Chartreuse

Darkest Value: Grass Green
Medium Value: Chartreuse
Lightest Value: Cactus

What’s Next? Upcoming QAL Schedule

The beginning of the quilt along schedule is very relaxed to account for the upcoming holidays, so the next set of instructions will be released on January 6th, 2020. In 2020, the quilt along will settle into a 3-week pace with a full month and a half for the final finishing and any catch up.

  • Monday, January 6, 2020 – Cutting Instructions
  • Monday, February 3, 2020 – Piecing #1
  • Monday, February 24, 2020 – Piecing #2
  • Monday, March 16, 2020 – Piecing #3
    • Monday, March 30, 2020 – Sunday, April 5, 2020 – Midway Linkup
  • Monday, April 6, 2020 – Piecing #4
  • Monday, April 27, 2020 – Piecing #5
  • Monday, May 18, 2020 – Quilt Top Assembly and Finishing Instructions
    • Monday, June 1, 2020 – Tuesday, June 30, 2020 – Finished Quilt Tops or Finished Quilts Linkup

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13 thoughts on “Push-Pull Quilt Along {Fabric Selection}

  1. Cindy says:

    How nice to see all the different colour options.

  2. bobbi says:

    Will there be quilt kits for color blending colors? Thanks

    1. I am happy to add a color blending option! I’ll collect up new suggestions and share more later in the week.

  3. kayruf says:

    Can you please post the size chart again

    1. Kay, Is this what you mean by size chart?

      The Push-Pull pattern contains instructions for making a baby quilt (44″ x 48″), a lap quilt (66″ x 72″), or a queen size quilt (98″ x 108″).

      1. Beth Weaving says:

        Hi, thanks for the information and color charts. Is there information about fabric requirements for each quilt size and color way (dark to light / light to dark)?

  4. Gorgeous colors with each of these suggestions! Fuchsias, greens, blues, black and gray – each one looks fantastic.

  5. Lisa J. says:

    Oh my goodness Yvonne. I have been having fun looking at the different colour combinations you have posted and checking them with available fabrics. There are quite a few that could work and now I see you might share some colour blending options so I think I will wait for those before my final decision. I’m leaning towards yellow at the moment.

  6. Judy Hunt says:

    Where do I find the fabric requirements for the quilt? Are they available yet?

    1. Hi Judy,

      Have you checked your spam directory for the email(s)? The fabric requirements email went out on Monday. If you can’t find it in the spam directory, I’ll get you a link.


  7. Lots of good info here Yvonne; wish I had time to join in this one as I’d do the aqua version! Will be watching from the sidelines. -)

  8. Anja Clyke says:

    Oh my….more choices. How can one possibly make a decision???? ☺

  9. thanks for your ideas!

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