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Board & Batten QAL {Fabric Selection}

My good friend Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs is hosting a quilt along for her Board & Batten pattern. The quilt along starts today (eek), so over the weekend I realized it was time to make my fabric selections so that I will be ready to start. You can get all of the details about the Board & Batten quilt along on Cheryl’s website.

Board and Batten - Fabric Selection

Board and Batten – Fabric Selection

I’m going to be making the baby size (40″ x 48″) during the quilt along, and I decided to go as fully “scrappy” as I can get. I’m going to use this beautiful rainbow of 30 Tula Pink True Colors prints, and you can bet that I’ll be doing everything I can to arrange the fabric in rainbow order across the quilt top.

Board and Batten - Fabric Selection

Board and Batten – Fabric Selection

The big question with such a bright rainbow is what to pair with the prints as a background. I went to my large yardage stash and considered several options: white, off-white, light gray, medium gray… but in the end I was smitten with how Kona Purple makes the colors sing.

If you are interested, there’s still plenty of time for you to decide to sew along with us: Board & Batten quilt along. I know I am excited to turn these fabrics into a baby quilt!

8 thoughts on “Board & Batten QAL {Fabric Selection}

  1. Melanie says:

    Lovely! Especially the background really fits well with your choice of fabrics. xo

  2. Cindy Pieters says:

    I like the dark background it looks like it is going to play nice with all the colours.

  3. Bernie says:

    Wow – for a quilter who doesn’t often use prints, this is a fantastic stack of color. Love the purple background. It is going to be so bright and happy!

  4. Beautiful rainbow of colors!!!!

  5. aquilterstable says:

    Delightful fabric choices! I look forward to seeing your rainbow come together – especially with that beautiful purple – fun!

  6. m m mullins says:

    Auditioning fabrics is one step in the process that’s so often overlooked, a reminder to creative folks to think beyond what’s on the quilt pattern photo or the sample hanging in the quilt shop and make a unique expression that reflects YOU.

  7. That is a gorgeous collection and I like that purple as the background. I look forward to seeing your rainbow grow.

  8. Elizabeth E. says:

    Wait…I’ve seen the photos of your sewing room…are you playing with us when you say “large fabric stash”? You are quite disciplined in your acquisition and I know with your moves you had to really pare down, so I assumed it was tongue-in-cheek. Other than that, you got me thinking about the term “rainbow order.” It comes naturally to us quilters, but is it used anywhere else in the world that you can think of? Fun project, for sure!

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