Kona Cotton in Brown, Spice, Gold, Ochre, Mustard, and Oyster neatly stacked on top of the back of a navy blue OLFA cutting mat
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Meringue Quilt {Fabric Selection}

During March, Amy from Amy’s Creative Side hosts a daily Instagram prompt challenge called #IGQuiltFest. One of the prompts was to post your Current WIP (work in progress), and I shared a photo a my initial fabric pull for my next quilt design, Meringue.

Kona Cotton in Brown, Spice, Amber, Ochre, Mustard, and Oyster neatly stacked on top of the back of a navy blue OLFA cutting mat

Initial Fabric Pull

From left to right: Kona Cotton in Brown, Spice, Amber, Ochre, Mustard, and Oyster. The more I looked at my photograph, the more I thought that there might be something better than Amber to use. It read as too close in value to Ochre to me. Thankfully, Amy from Sewtopia was able to confirm for me that Kona Gold was just a bit darker than Amber, giving me the confidence to place an updated order.

Honestly, the hardest part about these subtle color selections is that even though I have my Kona Cotton color card cut apart, the swatches are small and the dye lot variation can mean that it’s tough to get all the fabrics right with a first order.

Kona Cotton in Brown, Spice, Gold, Ochre, Mustard, and Oyster neatly stacked on top of the back of a navy blue OLFA cutting mat

Second Fabric Pull

I just received the Kona Cotton in Gold, and I’m really happy with the fabric selections now! From darkest to lightest: Kona Cotton in Brown, Spice, Gold, Ochre, Mustard, and Oyster. Oh, am I going to have fun cutting into these yummy fabrics this week!

Meringue Baby Mockup

Meringue Baby Mockup

I am hoping that the fabric pull will help make my sample quilt look just like the toasted tips that get created on the top of a meringue pie. I personally love chocolate meringue pie; what’s your favorite?!

11 thoughts on “Meringue Quilt {Fabric Selection}

  1. Patti says:

    Love your color selection

  2. Great fabric pull, and I love that design!

  3. patty says:

    Great looking design. I can’t say that I’ve ever had chocolate meringue pie. 🙂

  4. Debbie says:

    oh yeah. A subtle but great switch, I agree. And I love meringue too. I would definitely be happy with chocolate meringue, but I also love pavlova OR lemon meringue. oh yum….

  5. Ooh now you’ve made me want pie. Any pie. Haven’t had any for absolutely ages. Those colours will be wonderful and toasty, most definitely.

  6. Judi says:

    Lemon meringue pie for me! My mom used to make it but she’d always get upset when it would weep. Weeping is the little beads of sugar that would be on the meringue. I told her they were the best part! Little droplets of tasty sweetness! Myself, I haven’t mastered a good lemon meringue pie yet but it’s good eating the failures.

  7. merveilleux choix de tissus.
    ma prĂ©fĂ©rence est la tarte au citron s’il s’agit de manger, mais pour la couture je n’aime pas le jaune… votre chocolat meringuĂ© est parfait

    1. Suzanne says:

      M-m-m-m. Le citron meringuĂ© est aussi ma tarte prĂ©fĂ©rĂ©e ! (La meringue au chocolat serait Ă©galement dĂ©licieuse) Mais comme toi, j’aime les couleurs froides comme les bleus et les verts pour les couettes. Pourtant, je sais que la courtepointe meringue au chocolat d’Yvonne sera un chef-d’Ĺ“uvre.
      Veuillez m’excuser si mon français est mauvais. Je ne l’ai pas utilisĂ© depuis des annĂ©es et j’ai dĂ» demander de l’aide.

  8. Kaja says:

    Lovely colours! My mum used to make a spiced apple meringue pie that I loved and have never come across anywhere else.

  9. Suzanne Gabel says:

    I love lemon meringue pie, in fact, I love just about any baked goods make with lemon! But I’ve never had chocolate meringue; now my mouth is watering thinking about how good it would be. And I wonder how the meringue quilt would look with a dark chocolate (my fave) background and a “white chocolate” border? Just sort of thinking out loud. Can’t wait to see your finished work!

  10. Elizabeth E. says:

    Pie??? I love the colors you’ve chosen! (just kidding)

    It is hard to figure out colors from the tiny swatches, agreed. When I switched over to Painter’s Palette, they had mini charm packs you could buy with all the colors, so I labeled them all and use those when I’m trying to figure things out. This task of choosing colors is so much harder doing things online, for sure. Good luck with your quilt–it should be fun!

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