Well, I have finally got my fabric picked out and am on board with the "Grand Illusion" Mystery by Bonnie K. Hunter. It is supposed to be a scrap quilt which I LOVE, but I wanted to make this mystery quilt entirely from my stash. I happen to have large pieces of fabric that fit the yardage requirements, so mine won't be so scrappy - darn.
All of the fabrics I pulled from my stash are an odd sort that I really don't know what I would use them for. I would have NEVER really put them together, but hay, this is a "use your stash" mystery. I figure if I make a really ugly quilt, then at least it will keep me warm. Honestly though, I think this pile of fabric has some potential together.
These are the fabrics I pulled.
Here they are again with the fabric I chose for my "light" as well as a large piece that I will use for the back. The blue ones are really purple more like the above photo.
The yellow is supposed to be all one fabric but I am a few inches short so I may have to use them both or make a smaller quilt. I really prefer it without the birdhouse busy fabric.
The dark green piece on the far left is enough to do the back. It won't be in the top at all.
I was told once that the best way to see contrast is to change your photo to black and white, so I did. The large green leafy print is supposed to be darker than the purple prints. I can see that it is not, so I will probably switch them and try to use only the lighter areas of the leafy green. It also appears that the lighter purple is about the same shade as the green leaf print. I think I will eliminate it entirely to keep better contrast.
Here is a start on my Part 2 Blocks. I only made 30 so far and I need many more. Also, I'm a week behind so I still have to do Part 1. I am LOVING IT so far! We shall see how much I still like it when I add that wild leafy green in Part 1.