AQS is sponsoring a Modern Mystery Quilt Project designed by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr. I decided to join with several of my Guild sisters to do this quilt.
Week One was to select the fabrics and then make 10 rectangular blocks using 2 colors in each block.
Choosing my fabric was a lot of fun. I immediately knew that I wanted to use brights. The sample blocks done by Weeks were all solids, but I wanted to use prints instead. I included one or two solids.
Here is my "palette" of fabrics.
I also pulled these other fabrics in the reds and oranges, but decided to hold them in reserve. Not sure they play well with these.
It was necessary to choose a background fabric that would contrast with the fabrics in the blocks.
I chose the soft grey. It is a subtle contrast; however, it is darker than the lights and lighter than the darks. I guess that is just what mediums are. LOL I think this will give the emphasis to the blocks instead of bringing the eye immediately to the background. We shall see!
After all, this is a mystery quilt. That is the fun for me. Taking the risk of not knowing the outcome forces me to trust the design journey. I am always pleased with the results of my mystery projects and I have so much fun as I go along.
I don't try to "figure it out" ahead of time. I like the surprise. It would be like reading the last chapter of a book before I read the preceding chapters. That would spoil it for me.
Here is a sample of my Week One Rectangle Blocks.
I am off to a good start. Anxious to get on to Week Two construction.
Will keep you posted on my progress.