Saturday, January 3, 2009

Mystery Quilt / Post #1


here are my fabric choices for the mystery quilt "Double Delight".

I am woefully behind, as she has ALREADY posted step #4 and I don't even have step #1 finished yet!

My cutting mat is a lime green one from Wal-Mart and it makes these fabrics look so washed out & I also took the photos at night & it's more than a little dark in upstaris in our bonus room (I do nearly all my sewing at night)...I have shirtings, multiple pinks, multiple blues & multiple browns. I don't have any "cheddars", I am using "golds" or what resembles gold to me. I refuse to go buy more fabric, it's not like I NEED fabric, so I was determined to make it from stash. the only thing I'll consdier as a "need" to purchase, will be borders for this project.....

Speaking of mats, I like this brand, because even though they are the same price as other mats, they are double sided...but dang if they are not the STINKIEST mats! Smells like a skunk took up residence in my sewing area! Blek!

Sam

3 comments:

The Calico Quilter said...

Aren't these mystery quilts fun? This is my first one, and I'm enjoying letting someone else design for a change. The light green cutting board looks like a good idea for cutting darker colors. Any halfway dark fabrics just blend into my Omnimat and drives me crazy trying to see the edge through the ruler. I may have to have a light and a dark mat, to cover all bases. What brand is that?

Turtle said...

OMGosh your fabs look great.. I havent even started gathering yet so I am waaaaay behind.

Susan said...

Wow, Sam, I'm so glad you invited me to visit your blog. I love your quilts, especially the one on the bed under your cat LOL! And I really like the fabrics you have picked out for the new Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. It's going to come out great.
Will be back to take another look soon!