Once your palette is picked out, you need to pull fabrics from your stash or go shopping to get together the fabrics needed for your quilt. I have chosen my palette, matched the Kona solids to that palette and then placed an order for 25 FQs of fabrics from that palette from Sew Fresh Fabrics. If you want to contact them to discuss them providing the same service for some or all of your fabric requirements for this QAL, they are happy to provide that service for this QAL. I will be using a mix of solids and prints but you can of course choose all solids, all prints or a mix.
There are two sizes of quilt you could make following this QAL - 50" X 70" and 70" X 90". And there are two sizes of "blocks" within the possible quilts - 5" charm squares or 9" squares obtaining by cutting a fat quarter into four squares (I will call these quarter fat quarters or QFQs). You could also take the concept of the Dead Simple quilt, pick and a palette and go off and make any quilt at all and still sew along with us.
For a small charm square quilt, you will need 16 FQs cut into 192 charms to make a quilt 12 X 16 charms and 54" X 72".
For a small QFQ quilt you will need 12 FQs cut into 48 QFQs to make a quilt 6 X 8 QFQs and 51" X 68"
For a large charm quilt you will need 25 FQs cut into 300 charms to make a quilt 15 X 20 charms and 70" X 90"
I have used my newly acquired EQ7 programme to produce these quilt mock-ups and, although I am only at an early stage in working out what this programme can do, producing these very simple quilt diagrams was dead simple and dead simple is a good thing for a computer numpty like me.