Craving neutrals

I love neutral quilts and have wanted to make another one for a while.  Yoshiko Jinjenzi (see this post) uses a lot of neutrals in her quilts and reading her book added to my neutral desire.  But it was this Etsy shop that pushed me into action.  This art made of wood is so amazing I can’t even tell you how much I love it.

So I got out my creams, beiges and taupes and many of my fabrics with text on them and put this little pillow together.  I am very pleased with how it turned out.  I think it is interesting without being too busy.

The only drawback to this pillow is how long it took me to put it together!  I don’t usually work with so many small pieces.  Most of the strips on this pillow were cut at between 1″ and 1 1/2″ and about 6″ long.  You lose a lot of fabric in the seams when you work that small.  Still, it was worth it for a pillow, but I am not likely to do a whole quilt this way!

I have made two other neutral quilts, one of which was a Christmas gift that was so last-minute I never took a photo of it.  Creme Francaise is the other one.  Early readers of my blog may remember it from this post.  I know there is a bed-sized neutral quilt in my future sometime!

  • Marg
    Posted at 22:18h, 11 March Reply

    Love both the pillow and the quilt, both are simple in design but powerful pieces. I can understand why you were smitten with the art piece, it is fabulous.

  • Natasha
    Posted at 15:48h, 11 March Reply

    Love the pillow and really love your quilts. I used to think that quilts had to have a lot going on and that was very scary for a beginner. I am so glad that I found your site.

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