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January Mystery Quilt – Colours

Do you thinks these colours will work?

By pulling out the colours from the main Kaffe Fassett border fabric, and using Joen Wolfrom’s colour wheel, this is the result.

My eye went straight to magenta, then green, as the two main colours. They are supposed to be medium strength colour, but I haven’t been able to find enough in the green fabrics (yet!), a couple may be a tad bit too dark. Magenta fabrics were easier to find, but the most difficult to locate was the violet fabrics – perhaps more will come onto the market now that Pantone have named ‘Ultraviolet’ as their colour of the year.

Fabric selection – so far – for the January Mystery Quilt.

If I can’t find any other fabrics for this quilt, these will have to do. I hope they work! What do you think?


Mystery Quilt January 2018

Have you had a go at a ‘Mystery Quilt’?

Our group of ‘Pascoe Patcher’s’ get together a couple of times a year for friendship and fun. Our tutor, Pauline, drafts up a quilt and then gives out guidelines. This includes a list of suggested fabrics and pre-cutting requirements.

The January Mystery Quilt requirements now includes samples of her chosen fabrics to help us select our own colour choices. Yikes! Pauline has chosen fabrics in a three colour scheme of orange / green / purple against a suggested white background. So here comes the first Challenge – to find 3 colours that sit well together and with contrast.

A clue! In the requirements is a border fabric – and it contains all three colours! So that’s where I start, by finding somewhere in the stash a multicoloured fabric as the base for the colour scheme – or in a Patchwork shop – but let’s get real here, do I really need an excuse to go to one of those! Oh, and do I have enough of it in the stash?

So here goes, this is the border fabric. Gerry is reserving judgement on this Kaffe Fassett  fabric – it’s very busy and has a strong dominant impact. Now to select the colour scheme!





Now where is it …?

UFO's also sorted!

UFO’s also sorted!

Oh, woke up and just knew I was in the mood for some sorting and tidying up! Two days later and the UFO’s are in their boxes, labelled and stored – with thanks to DH who suggested and put up extra shelves in his / our shed. Well it did help to give him back some of his space after-all! Threads were first because that task was just about already complete. The ‘Signatures’, the ‘Aurafils’, the ‘Wonderfils’, the ‘King Stars’ from ‘Embroidery Source’, and the ‘Mettlers’ – all protected from dust and at hand!

Threads sorted by brand.

Threads sorted by brand.

Fabric here, there, and everywhere! As I’m a fan of Joen Wolfrom’s colour theory, the fat quarters and bigger pieces are sorted into the 24 colours. This highlights colours I’ve used and the colours that are missing from the palette. Themed fabrics and panels have their own space on the shelves.

All sorted - yay!

All sorted – yay!

After looking at all those UFO boxes, where do I start? What approach do you think works best?