Today we reveal the first clues for our Mystery Quilt Project. You will need no special tools and this project is perfect for quilters; all you need is basic quilting knowledge and skills. The finished size of this is approximately 74” x 74.”
These fabric requirements cover all the fabrics needed for piecing the quilt top and binding the quilt.
Fabric 1 is the background fabric, and the fabric that you’ll see the most in the finished quilt. You can choose a light or a dark fabric but keep in mind that it must blend with all the other fabric. I suggest you choose a solid or a blender fabric.
Fabric 2’s shade is decided by the background fabric. If you choose a dark background, then this should be a light colored fabric. If your background is light, then this will be a dark colored fabric. For example, if you choose black as your background, lemon yellow would be a good color for Fabric 2, but if I am using a cream colored background, dark brown would be good for Fabric 2.
Fabric 3 is in the same color group as Fabric 2. If Fabric 2 is dark, then Fabric 3 should be light; and if Fabric 2 is light, Fabric 3 should be dark. For example, if you choose pumpkin for Fabric 2, peach would be a good choice for Fabric 3.
Fabric 4 and Fabric 5 are medium shades. They should complement or coordinate with Fabric 2 and Fabric 3.
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That is it for Week 1 of the Mystery Quilt. I know this will be a lot of work cutting pieces A through Q, but I think you will be fascinated with the quilt at the end. Join us next week when you will move from the cutting board to the sewing machine. Happy cutting!