November 29, 2014

Grand Illusion Mystery QAL {Fabric Selection}

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I'm participating in the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt-Along hosted by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville!  What is the pattern, you ask?  I've no idea; it's a mystery! 

These are my fabric selections, minus the grays in the top row.  My expert color coordinator, my 13-year-old daughter, recommended leaving the grays out for more boldness.  Whenever I have a color question, I ask for her advice, and she has never led me astray yet!  I was using the grays to fill in for blacks but decided to order a few more black dottie dots instead of using grays.

 Fabric colors and yardage requirements can be found here.  The first mystery clue was revealed yesterday, and I've cut the strips for the first block.  I'm waiting on the Easy Angle template to arrive before cutting the strips further.  It is really different to pick a fabric and cut it when its location in the quilt or what the quilt pattern even looks like is unknown!  The only information given in this clue is what colorway to use and what to do with it.

Grand Illusion

Did you notice the theme of my fabrics?  


These fabrics are from the Craftsy 2013 Block of the Month Kit I purchased last year!  Can you believe I am not using the kit for the project?  {GASP!} I find Craftsy quilt kits are a great way to build the stash even if I don't care for the quilt pattern that it goes with or I don't get around to making it before needing the fabric for another project which is what happened with this kit.  I first posted about this fabric back in April.

View Other Quilters' Progress at Grand Illusion Mystery Monday Link-Up #1!

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Janarama said...

I love your fabric choices for Bonnie's Mystery Quilt. Yours is the first I've seen that I really like, because it's very modern looking. Looking forward to seeing more of your quilt as you complete the steps.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Love all the dotty fabrics. Can't wait to see it in process.

Ginny said...

I love your dots! What a great idea. I am so looking forward to seeing how it comes together. Have you started step 1 yet?

Nann said...

I love polka dots! What a neat theme for this mystery.

Vireya said...

Great fabrics for the mystery!

Helen in the UK said...

Love your colour choices and the dotty prints, but it will make a stunning quilt :)

andrea @ tideline quilts said...

Mystery it may be - but it looks AWESOME so far! Can't wait to see more...

Laney said...

Not sure if I'd enjoy a mystery quilt or not - but I DO love your fabrics!

Mary Huey said...

Love your idea of using lots of dots for the Grand Illusion Mystery!!

Mary Huey said...

Love your idea of using lots of dots for the Grand Illusion Mystery!

Tammy said...

Love the fabrics you've chosen!

Tammy ~@~

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love your dot fabrics!!! This will be such a fun quilt :) ~Jill