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