Fantastic news – more than 20 blog readers are participating in this summer’s Quilt-A-Long Mystery quilt, “Slant Six.” If you are still undecided about joining the fun due to time constraints or a multitude other quilting projects, I hope this blog post will persuade you to participate.
First of all, this is an easy lap quilt design – no Y seams, triangles, applique or paper piecing! Secondly, each of the four clues can be completed in a couple of hours. A clue will be given on the first of each month (June – September) on the Mystery Quilt tab. The fabric requirements, pictures of possible fabric combinations, and Clue 1 have already been given. You have plenty of time to catch up!
And thirdly (nothing is as persuasive as “peer pressure”), here are pictures of fabric choices from blog-reading quilting friends:
Heather made a lovely selection of brown prints with a coral accent and ecru background.
Jennifer chose a John Deere tractor theme print. Won’t her son love it?
Karlyn selected tone-on-tones to coordinate with a cute snowman print. The polka dot will make a fun background fabric, don’t you think?
Stacy found a lovely green and blue leaf print in her stash; she built her fabric palette around it.
Look at the lovely fabrics Judy is working with. The lily of the valley print was a gift from a friend; Judy found coordinating fabrics in her stash.
Chris is contemplating making two mystery quilts. This is a great idea if you can’t make up your mind on your favorite fabric combination! Here’s a picture of one set of fabrics.
Cheryl shopped in her stash for fabrics: “At first I was thinking of using a floral print and pulling coordinating fabrics. No florals in my stash seemed to work. I briefly toyed with the idea of buying
fabric for this quilt, but I knew there must be something in my stash. When I saw your flip flop fabric, I was reminded of a fabric I had bought several years ago and never used – Going Coastal by Michael Miller. I thought the fun Bottle Cap print offered enough color to choose from. I was able to find 2 shades of blue and a pop of orange in my stash for this project. At first I planned to use a white background fabric, but I switched it out for this light gray.”
Suzie plans a patriotic quilt. Since she loves making scrappy quilts, her challenge will be using only the five fabrics selected.
As Lindsay selected fabrics for her “Slant Six” quilt, she encouraged her 13 year old daughter, Cati, to do the same. This will be a great project for mom and daughter to work on over the summer! (Lindsay’s fabrics are pictured first, followed by Cati’s.)
Diane chose some lovely gray fabrics with an accent of pink and a small print to tie all the fabrics together. She plans to use a large scale print for the border.
Admittedly, choosing your fabrics will probably take longer than completing Clue 1 – cutting and organizing your fabric for the four clues. I hope you will join the fun!