Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Midnight Mystery

  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.


  1. You picked some beautiful colors for your mystery quilt ... I tried to do a mystery quilt about a year ago, I didn't do too well, I got out ... I didn't like not knowing how it was going to end. I was too afraid to invest time in something I am not even sure I would like at the end. Maybe I'll wait and see where it's going and catch up later ... :-)

  2. I'm participating in the New Quilt Bloggers group AND the Midnight Mystery Quilt-a long. But you are ahead of me. I've picked my fabrics but still haven't cut them because I've been working with a tight deadline for my Fashion and Food quilt for my niece. I think your fabrics are wonderful, and I especially like the mint fabric with the brush marks.

  3. I'm getting so excited to see this mystery quilt! I love the aqua fabric, I used the same print in a different color as a backing! It's gorgeous! I swear this year the weeds have super powers! I have never seen them grow so fast. No sooner have I weeded and the next day they are back!

  4. They look great together, love the blue. I had no problem picking my 4 colours but couldn't make up my mind what I wanted to be ABC&D!

  5. I think your fabric selections are so lovely! Your Fabrics A and B in particular are really stunning prints. I hope you have a lot of fun with the mystery quilt; I'm so excited to be participating again as I had a great time last year. :)

  6. It may have taken you a while but the fabrics you have settled on are really lovely. This should be a very pretty quilt.

  7. Hi Lisa, I love your fabric choices.They will work great in this mystery quilt design. I have most of Katarina's Indelible line and all of her Skopelos line in fat quarters that I am trying to find just the right quilt patterns for. I think Art Gallery has some of the nicest fabrics. I hope you enjoy your staycation. We have less humidity here this week, so I am enjoying it before it comes back this weekend. I am enjoying listening to the brown headed cowbirds and gray headed catbirds that we seem to have alot of on our farm. The cowbird sounds like gurgling dripping water at times and the catbird of course sounds like a kitten's meow to a call that sounds like someone using a ratchet. Our new puppy was confused today by the catbird calls, looking for our tomcat in the bushes. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am slowly making the rounds to checking everyone else out. Lots of neat stuff going on. Have a great week.

  8. I'm participating in the Midnight Mystery as well. This is the first time I've done a mystery quilt so I'm looking forward to experiencing the surprise! I love your fabric choices, they complement one another so much!

  9. Oh yes yes! I, too, just love that wild flowery print you have! With the green, it will just pop. I'm doing the mystery quilt too, so much fun, and yes those long long rectangles are really intriguing aren't they? My mum would absolutely love your palette. It reminds me of the bag I'm making her (was just a few minutes ago pulling some pinks and greens from my stash to go with the feature fabric!

  10. Those are certainly some lovely fabrics, Lisa. Such soft beauty! Can't wait to see your progress on this mystery quilt!

  11. These soft colors are going to look fabulous in the quilt!