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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Meadow Mystery Quilt Along #1 - Fabric Choices





Do you know that moment of awareness dawning on you, when you notice that you might have bitten off a little more than you can chew? Uhm – I feel I might just have done that. I decided to join the Meadow Mystery Quilt Along. I just cannot resist the temptation of surprise and the quilts form Cheryl’s previous mystery QAL looked so pretty that I very much wanted in.

SO  checking my to-do list now I am looking at sewing bee blocks for two bees, working on my two bee quilt tops resulting from those bees, various UFO’s, a new quilt block design challenge for a another blog hop I have not told you about yet, a little mystery project of my own (yeah!) AND the Meadow Mystery QAL. Deep breaths, we will get there.

My rational is that the QAL extends into the first half of the next year, so technically one could consider this a medium term commitment, which only gets REALLY work intensive once the bees have finished anyway for this year… See, with a bit of effort you can rationalise everything. =)

About the QAL 

The QAL runs from July 2016 until April 2017 and so far we have only received the information on the fabric requirements, so it is ample time for you to join as well.

We will be working with 5 fabrics (or more if you decide to go scrappy in one colour family or another) and are looking to work with half square triangles, square in a square units and flying geese.

A set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. The mystery quilt will finish at approximately 60" x 60".

I am quite excited about the QAL and I seriously have to resist the temptation to ask or hostess Cheryl for a sneak peek at the design. She offered one in case you were undecided or not into surprises.

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Fabric Requirements

Fabric A - Medium Value Fabric - 1/2 yd
Fabric B - Dark Value Fabirc -  3/4 yd
Fabric C - Dark Value Fabirc -  1 yd
Fabric D - Light to Medium Value Fabric -  1 yd
Fabric E - Light Value Fabric  - 2  1/4 yds
The following fabrics will be next to each other and we are to test our fabric selections to make sure that there is a good amount of contrast between the fabrics.

A is next to B, C, and E
B is next to A, D, and E
C is next to A, D, and E
D is next to B and C
E is next to A, B, and C E can be considered the main background of the quilt and D can be considered a secondary background of the quilt.

So that the eye has a place to rest within the quilt, it is suggested that a solid or a tone-on-tone print that reads as a solid be used for Fabric E.

 

Fabric Sets 

I went digging in my stash and found a few fabrics that might work in this context. I am as of yet undecided with which set to run. I find all of them tempting but need to check if there is enough of contrast.

Meadow Mystery QAL, Quilt Along, Puppilalla, Fabric Set, Meadow Mist Designs
Set 1 all soft focus and mild manners



Meadow Mystery QAL, Quilt Along, Puppilalla, Fabric Set, Meadow Mist Designs
Set 2 with a pop colour for a bit of an edge



Meadow Mystery QAL, Quilt Along, Puppilalla, Fabric Set, Meadow Mist Designs
Set 3 with two pop colours basically screaming autumn  =)



See, this is why I itch to ask Cheryl for a sneak peek. This way it would be far easier to judge which colours would work in the context of the quilt. Sheesh. And what about inverting the colours. If I were to decide that the dark green is to be the background fabric, what would that mean for all the other colours?

Which are your fabrics of choice then? 
I might just quickly pop over to the Meadow Mystery Facebook page and ask my partners in crime ... fellow Meadow Mystery Quilters which set they think might work best.

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Ohhhh - this is exciting!


=)