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My Favorite Block Quilt Along Choosing your Fabric

My Favorite Block Quilt Along Choosing your Fabric

With all the Project QULITING madness going on I don’t want you to all forget that the ‘My Favorite Block Quilt Along’ starts NEXT WEEK!  It’s probably a good time for you to start pulling some fabrics from your stash or realizing you want to go shopping for something new.

One of your questions may be:

How much fabric am I going to need?

I’m going to be completely up front by saying I’m not 100% sure.  I can give you an estimate but your best bet is to make this a pretty scrappy quilt.  Find fabrics in the same color family’s – pay attention to the tones.  I think if you got a decent stack of dark, medium, and light toned fabric you’ll be sitting good.  My mother-in-law, Diane, figures that if you have 5 yards, or 20 fat quarters you should be covered.

My fabric selection for the 'My Favorite Block Quilt Along'The fabrics I pulled for this quilt along are not my normal palette but I’m really liking them right now.  It will be a combination of whites, grays, peach/yellow and greens.   Above is the stack that I’ve pulled so far but I may add more here and there as I feel it’s necessary.  My fabric selection for the 'My Favorite Block Quilt Along'To check the value of the fabrics I chose I adjusted the first picture to just a black and white picture.  It looks to me like I have a decent amount of lights and mediums but I could probably use a few more fabrics in my ‘dark’ value section.  The black and white method for checking color values has been amazing for me.

 

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Have fun!  And I’ll see you here next Tuesday, January 15th so you can see the first block – a log cabin from Diane Lapacek!

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5 Comments

  1. I am curious about this. From what I understand, I do a block a week from a pattern that will be received on the website. I can use whatever colors I wish, frankly, I have so many scraps to use I would like to try this and use some of them up. Is there a special way to sign up for the challenge? Thanks!!

    • Hi Pam! I hope you join in! There will be two blocks posted every other week through Project QULITING. Once Project QUILTING is over there will be two new block patterns a week posted. Yup – use whatever colors you would like – scraps wourld work fabulously! No need to sign up – just have fun following along!

  2. I think your colors are terrific! I would love to follow but I’m not sure just what to use. I will work on it this week end.

  3. I love your color choices! Definitely different for you, but different is good :)

  4. beautiful color scheme!

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