It's been a long while since I've cut all the fabric for an entire lap quilt in one go. I've been doing more improv projects where the cutting is mixed in with the piecing. Or I've worked piecemeal on a project. However, the August instructions for the Mosaic Mystery Quilt were to cut up the four main fabrics. (I haven't selected border fabric as I'm waiting to see the quilt top. I'd like to find a coordinating stripe, so any leads on that are greatly appreciated.)
Fabric A is the gold print. Fabric B is the multicolor floral print on light grey background. Fabric C is the turquoise. And the background is the solid black. We've been told that A, B, and C all touch background, but that none of them touch each other. Here's an idea of how those three prints look against the black solid. I think they really pop!
You can take a look at what fabric others are using for their project in the August linkup. With monthly steps for the project, there's still plenty of time to join in and catch up. See all the info on Cheryl's blog at Meadow Mist Designs. Today the next step of instructions are out. I'm excited to start sewing!
Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs has kicked off her latest mystery quilt. I love a mystery quilt and I especially love the Meadow Mist Community. I may not really have the time for this, but I couldn't resist shopping my stash last week to pull fabrics to participate. I've appreciated the pacing of monthly clues in Cheryl's previous mystery quilts and look forward to giving this one a go.
I'll be using Kona Black for my background. (I'll need to buy more.) And these three prints will be my fabrics A, B, and C. I'm leaning toward the mustard for fabric A since it's the smallest fabric requirement of the three. I'll be choosing border, binding, and backing fabrics later. I'll make an effort to choose those from stash also, but I'm itching to add a stripe to this in some way and I don't think I have one that coordinates.
If you've never participated in a mystery quilt along, this is a great one. And Cheryl lets you take a peek if you'd prefer an un-mystery quilt. ;-)
I've linked up to the Mosaic Mystery July Fabric Linkup. Click over to see the many beautiful palettes people will be using.
I shared my first twelve Waterfall quilt blocks last week. I haven't had time to stitch more up yet, but I did do the pre-sewing work of laying out the next dozen blocks. I find for the speediest chain piecing it helps for me to have numerous blocks lined up and ready to sew. Since all my cutting was done before I started sewing, this step is pretty quick.
This quilt is made improvisationally with blocks pieced in a variety of values to build the final gradation, so I found it helpful to build multiple blocks at once. I like to use my design wall (or design floor here) to view the blocks side by side. It helps allow me to ensure that I am building light, dark, and medium value blocks. In this batch, I aimed for a couple of them to be half and half on value, where one side is a darker value than the other side.
I'm looking forward to getting these stitched up. They will be my weeks 7, 8, and 9 blocks.