Saturday, May 18, 2013
Disney Mystery Quilt - Block 2
Before presenting the second block of the mystery quilt, let me answer to a very good question about this mystery quilt:
"What colors should we have in our stash?" :)
It's kind of difficult to answer for two reasons: first, I don't want to reveal the mystery yet, and second... well... I don't know exactly :) or better, I am new to these design projects so I cannot estimate the amount of fabric you need... I will learn to do that the more I get familiar with the design/piecing process.
However I can give general comments about the colors and here they are!
Most of the blocks will have either a sky/water background (so different tones of blue) or a "nature" background (green and brown). Some of the blocks have no specific needs for the background color (so I generally choose either neutral or grey... or whatever other color looks nice with the blocks I already have).
The main characters will have the following colors:
- bright blue and white
- pink and purple
- red and yellow
And skin color for all of them.
Elements of the characters will also use browns and greens too.
So to summarize: you will use pretty much all the colors in the rainbow :)
As a final comment: I like to use many different fabrics and with very strong colors. However you don't need to do that (this is why my patterns usually have more neutral tones instead). For example, for the sky of the Tower block I used at least 3-4 different fabrics, all pretty dark, but I could have as easily chosen just one and lighter... but I like the "impressionistic/crazy" look rather than the "realistic/calmer" one :)
If you have any other question, don't hesitate to ask... I may not be able to answer, but I will do my best to find a reasonable answer :)
And now it's time for the second block of the quilt (a very revealing one already :) ) is The Sugar Pot
You can find the pattern in the Free Patterns section.
Have fun, and post a comment below for any question/advice/comment!