Greetings I'm having a stay cation this week and I am super grateful that humidity has blown away and the weather is my idea of perfect...sunny, hot but not too hot, and breezy. So far I've spent a fair bit of time quilting, and a fair bit of time checking out the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop (see bottom of post for details). I've also spent a tiny amount of time weeding the garden and another bit of time sitting in the backyard watching the leaves blow in the wind and listening to the crows. Have you ever listened to crows? They don't just caw. They mumble and grumble and make all sorts of noises.
On to quilting. I'm participating in the Midnight Mystery Quilt Along hosted by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs. I find picking fabric for mystery quilts difficult and it took me a really long time to come to a decision. I kept checking in at my local quilt shop and I could find maybe one or two fabrics I liked together but not four.
Finally on a trip to the Modern Quilt Guild in Toronto I found three fabrics at the Workroom, and then found a fourth at Greenwood Quiltery.
The top two are Art Gallery fabrics both designed by Katarina Roccella but from different collections. They are followed by Cotton and Steel followed by an unknown peachy pink solid which is fairly light weight, so I'm hoping it will survive in a quilt. Going from top to bottom they are fabrics A,B,C and D.
This fabric choice is a bit of a departure from the brighter fabrics I've been choosing lately. I fell in love with the wild flowery print and it set the tone. The two fabrics designed by Katarina Roccella are really beautiful. The little brush marks on the mint fabric are subtle but really cool.
I'm looking forward to channeling my softer side as I work on this quilt.
My fabric is all cut out and ready to go. The sizes of the cuts are really intriguing and I'm curious as to how the pieces will fit together.
Are you participating in the Midnight Mystery?
You still can as we don't start cutting until the first Thursday in August. The details are on Cheryl's blog.
I'm linking to Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts and to W.I.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
Are you following the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop?
These are my hive mates participating in this weeks hop.
I'm sure they would appreciate a visit from you as they are the tail end of the hop. While you are at it please visit the blogs of our hop organizers, Cheryl of Meadowmist Designs, Terri Ann of ChildLike Fascination, Stephanie of Late Night Quilter and Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl.