Monday, August 7, 2017

Magnolia Mystery QAL {Fabric Pull & Cutting}

Since finishing the top of my Meadow Mystery Quilt, I have been looking forward to the newest edition of Cheryl's mystery QAL series -- the Magnolia mystery quilt!

For this quilt along, I decided to go with a controlled scrappy fabric pull rather than pulling from my stash, as I have done for both the Meadow and Midnight mystery quilts. Having leftovers from a few of the blog hop projects I have done recently as well as leftovers from old bundles, I pooled fabrics from Folk Art Fantasy, Sparkle, and Wallflowers, and added in a few fabrics from my scrap boxes.

For Fabric A, I had enough of the mint green floral Folk Art Fantasy print for the 3/8 yard required for the quilt. Cheryl actually suggests using layer cake squares or jelly roll strips for Fabric B - I settled on using the aqua prints since I had the most variety of blues. Red was the obvious choice for Fabric C given what I had on hand.

For background, I believe that I've settled on Kona Coal. White seems like it is a little humdrum, but black might be too stark. I think using Coal will provide nice contrast from the mint green and aqua, but will be a little bit softer than straight up black.

I did all of the cutting for Fabrics A, B, and C -- and here they all are arranged in a beautiful fashion on my good cutting board. For both the aqua and the red, there were colors I didn't end up using at all! Some because the prints were too large (the aqua floral in the picture above) and some because I had more fabric than I needed and cut from the smallest scraps first.

Fabric A was obviously much simpler to cut since it was just one piece!

And here's a picture of all of them as they exist in real life -- in plastic bags in a bin waiting for next month's sewing directions.

Are you participating? Did you take advantage of the HBD Kona Special yet?

Sharing at Oh Scrap and Needle and Thread Thursday!


  1. Looking forward to seeing how your fabrics work out.

  2. Kona Coal sounds like a great choice for your background. I hope to be able to get to cut my fabric for the QAL this week, but thankfully we have a month in case I get busy with other things!!

  3. Great fabric choices! Looking forward to seeing it come together. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  4. I'm doing the mystery also, with stuff from my stash. I always love her mysteries.


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