Sunday, April 24, 2022


 Ever since Alex Anderson talked about Neutral quilts, almost two years ago, I have been thinking about making one. I have her book om Neutral Quilts and it helped me look at fabrics in a new way.

My plan was to use a variety of "Disappearing" Blocks---nine patches and four patches--to create a type of sampler quilt with all neutral fabrics. 

The problem? Getting the overall block sizes the same. The more you cut up larger squares to create the pieced blocks, the more seam allowances so the math is different for each block.

Here are the first two blocks BUT they are not the same size:

When working with neutrals, you still need CONTRAST. Remember, color gets all the credit, but contrast does all the work. Just a few of my working pile of neutrals:

Since most quilters are drawn first to color, with a neutral quilt the design is all important. You have to LOVE the design. 

Here are a couple of the ideas I was working on:

 Since neither thrills me, I'll go back to the drawing board and start over.

Stay tuned...

Let's quilt.



  1. I have a friend that refers to neutral quilts as champagne quilts. Sums it up pretty good! You've got a nice stash of neutrals and I'll bet you come up with a great plan.

  2. This is such a great idea. I love Alex but I don't love, love the new Neutral Quilt. I can't wait to follow you with this project. As busy as you are, are you planning to have a tutorial? :) hoping. Thank you so much for your lovely, loving care you give to the quilt world. I am such a "groupie", mostly just reading since I have had 5 long years with rheumatoid arthritis. I am a fan of your blog. I look forward to Wed. & Sunday.

    1. Wow! Thank you, this makes my day. I hope my blog teaches and reaches the more than 2200 who follow it but you just never know. Thanks!

  3. You’re my Quilt Gouroo ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒน….. I’m not new in the quilt world but I still get lots of new ways to proceed in ‘my’ journey ๐Ÿ’–

  4. Your first drawing draws me in....... will see if I join but will definitely follow along.....