Saturday, February 20, 2010

A neutral quilt ...

As I mentioned here, I am made this lap quilt for my cousin's twenty-something daughter who just bought her first home.  As she doesn't have any furniture yet, she wanted to go neutral.  I got her to add one color ... green.  She has some beautiful cedars and other conifers outside her large living room windows, so I tried to stick with greens that I would find in nature. 

There are 18 unique 11.75" blocks which are improvisationally pieced.  My theme was to start with a small square, which then ends up offset somewhere within the larger square.  Each block has one print and multiple solids.
There are 7 blocks that are comprised of the sashing fabric.  The sashing is Quilters Solid from JoAnns in 'Natural', it's not as soft as the sateen, but I find it really easy to sew with. 

The back is simple ... same color as the sashing with a simple splash of one neutral fabric with a solid. 
And the binding is a simple, small pattern I found in my LQS ... with a couple pieces of solids.


The quilt was 70" square pre-wash and 65" square after a warm bath and hot dry ...

I was a little worried about how a 'neutral' quilt would work ... but I like how it came out, it's calm and I
think it will grow with her and her furniture choices going forward!

Have you made a 'neutral' quilt?

All the best
Lisa

7 comments:

  1. I.LOVE.THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is AWESOME. PERIOD. END OF STORY!!!

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  2. I love the way this quilt turned out! It has a wonderful variety of fabrics and a peaceful, calming look.

    I made a small neutral quilt for our bedroom wall. I called it Creme Francaise-it is on my Flickr photostream. I would like to try a larger one someday. Just one of the many quilts living in my brain!

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  3. this is a beautiful quilt: i love how simple it is!

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  4. Love this quilt. Absolutely beautiful.

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  5. You make such lovely quilts, and they are such an inspiration. I'm waiting for the next post on your next beautiful quilt! No pressure...:)

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  6. What a wonderful quilt! I saw it on Flickr and had to see more of it!!
    Beautiful...

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