Saturday, November 5, 2011

"SPOTLIGHT ON NEUTRALS" BY PAT WYS

If you had seen my post here

Well....I tried my best to just use what I had on hand....but I did buy a fat quarter for the stems. For me, this was very hard....a lot of fabrics have different hues to them, yellow, pink, etc....



I chose to applique with the blanket stitch which has not been done yet. I really love her book, her neutrals gives a fresh earthy look and I love that. I did enjoy this challenge that I gave myself to go with neutrals because
"I wanted to go outside my box" and I did.

Just now I searched google where you can find her book and I was amazed at all of the places this book is, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, several quilting stores....wonderful book. She made the comment that we are welcome to do it in color, I knew she wouldn't mind, if you have not been to her blog...do go here

33 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

It looks great Barb!

Needled Mom said...

You have a lot more neutrals than I have, I think. It looks terrific, Barb.

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Lovely! I have the same problem using neutrals. Matter of fact I don't buy enough neutrals. I love what you have done and think the blanket stitch will be great on this piece. Will you hand stitch it or machine blanket stitch it?

Tangos Treasures said...

Very pretty!!!

beaquilter said...

Hey You promised! you couldn't just help yourself??? lol. where's the finished project BEFORE this one?? hmmm... just kidding.
it looks great.

JustCindy said...

You have been busy. The quilt is beautiful!

Jackie said...

Look at you! You went neutral instead of bright. I didn't think that would happen.....

It's a beautiful quilt Barb!

Chartreuse Moose said...

So very interesting...I can understand your challenge in making it...but you've done well! Happy stitching!

Yvette said...

You did a great job! I need to start collecting neutrals.

Fiesta said...

Barb it looks great! Praise , praise for you. I would struggle making something in only one colorway. Does her book have other applique projects?

Mary said...

This is beautiful. You do so many wonderful quilts and projects. How do you do it???

Fleurette said...

Thats beautiful Barb!

SewCalGal said...

Love it. Has an interesting artsy effect too. Very stimulating. I'm definitely going to track down a copy of this book.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Terry said...

I knew you couldn't wait! LOL It's beautiful, by the way! :0)

Mrs.Pickles said...

Looks great!!

andsewon said...

Looks wonderful!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Looks great. Thanks for the link. I haven't been to that site before.

sandra said...

Barb you did a wonderful job an that quilt. I am not much for neutrals but I actually liked it. Thanks for showing us we can work outside our box. Hey I won another prize on the Ghastlie blog hop, the quilt top from Gmama Jane which was a thrill because we have become such good friends over the last few months and she is such a sweet lady. it has really been my lucky week.Blessings Sandra

suemac said...

Yes. You did it. You went for neutral. It looks beautiful. Congrats.

KaHolly said...

I'm green with envy at the beautiful job you've done!!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Looks great! I'm sure it was hard to tone down your style, I know I have a hard time working with neutrals.

ooglebloops said...

I love the baskets- great job!!!

I took a deep breath and posted about the Quilt Retreat - drop by and check it out!!!

Just Ramblin' said...

Wow! I love your neutrals. It looks great!Nola

Gene Black said...

Excellent! I would have to buy fabric to do A neutral quilt

hetty said...

Great job! I love the neutrals. Maybe I will start collecting them.

Barb said...

This is going to be lovely!

Snoodles said...

Gorgeous! I definitely don't have enough neutrals in my stash...hmmm, does that qualify for a reason to shop? Oh yeah, absolutely! Heehee!

Quilts And Pieces said...

It is wonderful!

Michelle May said...

Oh how pretty Barb!

QuiltNut Creations said...

it looks fabulous Barb!

wackywoman said...

The neutrals look great! I saw her book at Market I believe.

Kim said...

I keep coming back to visit this post...I am drawn to this quilt made up with neutrals - just love it! I haven't seen this book. I'll have to look for it soon.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Your neutrals looks great! Neutral puzzle me...I tend to stick to blues, it's my color.