My Diatom QAL Fabric Selection - Meander and Moda Bella Solids
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My Diatom QAL Fabric Selection

I am very excited to make my second version of the Diatom quilt during the Diatom quilt along! I will be making the Postage Stamp setting in the throw size this time, and I really cannot wait to dig in and get started.

My Diatom QAL Fabric Selection - Meander and Moda Bella Solids

My Diatom QAL Fabric Selection – Meander and Moda Bella Solids

Many thanks to Moda Fabrics for providing me with two fat eighth bundles of Meander by Aneela Hoey and Moda Bella American Blue and Egghsell. So for anyone else wondering if using two fat eighth bundles instead of a fat quarter bundle will work: it should!

My Diatom QAL Fabric Selection - Meander and Moda Bella Solids

My Diatom QAL Fabric Selection – Meander and Moda Bella Solids

I really love the variety of values that the Meander bundle offers. I’ll be using the American Blue solid as the unifying background yardage and the Egghsell for the unifying star point yardage.

Sorting My FEs/FQs for Blocks

Sorting My FEs/FQs for Blocks

I provided this information in the Fabric Requirements PDF, but if you plan to sew with fat quarter (or fat eighth) bundles, I highly recommend taking your time before the quilt along begins this month to come up with the fabric parings you will use for each block following the information in the fabric requirements PDF. Taking the time to consider the placement of your fabrics now will likely make for a much easier and less frustrating experience as we get into the quilt along next year. I personally then put each grouping into a Ziploc bag and labeled each bag/grouping (Block 1, Block 2, etc.).

Meander Postage Stamp Setting Throw

Meander Postage Stamp Setting Throw

And for those wondering, this is my initial mockup for using the Meander bundle. With the fabrics on hand, I did choose to make some substitutions in where my fabric placements will be, so it won’t be EXACTLY like this illustration, but it should be fairly similar.

Are you still considering what fabric you want to use for the quilt along? Let me know if you have any questions that I can help answer as you make your selections.

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9 thoughts on “My Diatom QAL Fabric Selection

  1. Lovely choice of fabrics!

  2. THat is going to be so pretty – and so different that the other version

  3. Jasmine @ Quilt Kisses says:

    So cute! I love the range in value in this fabric line too. But I must say that the foxes are the best part!

  4. aquilterstable says:

    Love the colorway of Aneela’s line and looking forward to seeing your quilt come together, block by block!

  5. I love that collection of fabrics. I have a winter one with similar colors – which is in contention for another blog hop – we will see which pattern wins.

  6. cindy-liveacolorfullife says:

    I love these prints It is a beautiful combination.

  7. Those are really pretty complementary colours!

  8. I love this bundle and the quilt will be fabulous!

  9. Kaja says:

    Lovely fabrics! I like the blue and orange combination a lot and the range of prints makes for extra interest and detail.

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