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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Knockout Neutrals: 12 Showstopping Neutral Quilts and Giveaway

Welcome to the "Knockout Neutrals" blog hop to celebrate the release of a new book by Pat Wys.


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I hope you enjoy this bog hop, where you'll find insights about this wonderful new book, that SewCalGal recommends as  a "must have" book.  SewCalGal has certainly loves this new book, as well as all things "neutral"...thanks to Pat Wys.


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Pat's new book has 12 spectacular designs, each with easy to follow instructions and great visuals. Project sizes range from a 21" 1/2" x 106" 1/2" table runner, a 36" x 18" pillow to a 85" x 103" quilt. 

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While all of the designs are such that they'd work great in many color palettes, Pat certainly inspires you to create with neutral fabrics.  There is a special chapter where she shares insights on Value.  And, with every design Pat provides easy to follow instructions for selecting the right yardage and values (medium, darks, lights) to be able to make your own version of the spectacular designs shared in this book.

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I've always thought I was a color challenged quilter, but this book helped me realize I had just overlooked the understanding of "values".   I'm now convinced that many of us could pull fabrics from our stash or  buy fabrics, with the insights Pat shares in this book,  to make spectacular quilts or even cute pillows!
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But as I love shopping, I did go out and search several online quilting sites, as well as physical stores,  to see what they had for fabric "bundles" as well as yardage using designs from this wonderful new book.   The exercise made me realize how I (and others) have been so caught up in brights, batiks and what I think of as vibrant prints. While I still love bright colors, there is something very soothing in Pat's approach to neutrals.   But, I think many quilt shops (including online stores) could benefit from creating more fabric bundles of neutrals, even bundles that include a copy of "Knockout Neutrals".  While I've loved brights for many years, something tells me soothing neutrals will be what the fabric choices for quilters that want to make projects that will be treasured through many generations.

Neutrals are welcoming, they are enduring, they are beautiful.  And, they are colors that last for generations.  So, why is it I found difficulty finding pre-cut fabric bundles for neutrals?  Hint - this is an opportunity for quilt stores to create some spectacular fabric bundles of neutrals using insights that Pat shares in this new book. Even better, create some kits and bundle with this new book!    After all, who wouldn't want to create projecs using designs shared in this book with "Pat Wys" approved fabric bundles.....and matching threads too!   I'd be one of the first to sign up to order such fabric bundles and ideally neutral thread bundles too!

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But, I'm not worried if quilt shops are not currently bundling fabrics to work with quilter that want to create quilts with neutral colors.   Pat shares insights in her book that will help you fnd fabrics in your stash,or local quilt shop or favorite fabric shop.  And she shares insights on yardage requirements that you'll need for all of her project.  SewCalGal just seens an opportunity for quilt shops to bundle neutral fabrics that could also be useful for creating the wonderful projects in this book, as well as many other projects.  After all, don't we all deserve a neutral environment where we can relax and enjoy ? 

Pat Wys is hosting a blog hop to celebrate the launch of her new book "Knockout Neutrals".  At each stop in this hop you'll have a chance to win a copy of this "must have" new book plus a bonus prize that includes a spool of Aurifil Thread and "Knockout Bundle" of 15 fat quarters (5 dark value, 5 medium value and 5 light value).  Here is the lineup:
Monday November 4: Kathy Brown/The Teachers Pet
Tuesday November 5: Sew Cal Gal
Wednesday November 6: Pat Sloan/ The Voice of Quilting
Thursday November 7: Gail Pan/Gail Pan Designs
Friday November 8: Jackie Kunkel/Canton Village Quilt Works

Did I Mention A Giveaway ?

To celebrate the release of this new book, Pat Wys is sponsoring an amazing giveaway.
One lucky winner will receive an autographed copy of "Knockout Neutrals", signed by Pat Wys, a spool of Aurifil thread (neutral of course) and a “Knockout Bundle” of 15 fat quarters ( 5 dark value, 5 medium value and 5 light value) to help kick start you make any project in this wonderful new book.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post to share insights on your experience or interest in making quilts, or other projects, using neutrals!

SewCaGal will randomly select a winner on November 11th and send them an email to let them know they are a winner. This post will also be updated, when the email is set out to announce the winner.

And, I also want to heighten awareness that Pat is also "sweeting the pot" with a surprise giveaway on her blog.  Simply visit her blog and comment on her daily posts, during this blog hop for a daily entry to her special giveaway.  She'll randomly select an announce that winner on her blog next week.


Update on Winner:

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The magical random number generator selected "Fiesta".  random number generator winner Fiesta


Congratulations to Fiesta. I've sent her an email, but if she doesn't want this prize I'll draw another winner.  LOL!
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emeggs said...

Would like to win, love neutrals, but don't own much.
Erika from Austria

Donna said...

I love the look of neutral - especially beige/cream - quilts. I've been collecting fabrics for White Chocolate from Pat's first book and am planning to start on it early 2014.

KaHolly said...

I work with a lot of neutrals, but sure could use a lesson in value! This book sounds amazing and I love the quilts from it that you have chosen to feature here! Thanks.

Karen M said...

I have always love neutrals. Thanks so much for the chance to win this amazing prize.

Jacqueline said...

This book is right up my alley. I have always been a neutral fan. I can not get out of a QS without buying some yardage of neutrals. I love to scrappy quilt and you always have a need.

Thanks for a chance.

Fiesta said...

I have been following Pat for years and totally admire her work. Thank you so much for the chance.

Dot said...

Her neutral quilts are beautiful. Would love to win this book and sew my own neutral quilt.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I wish they offered neutral bundles - you have to hunt and peck for them and then hope the shades work once you have it all. There is something very soothing to a neutral quilt.

Anita said...

This book looks fantastic!
I have not been using a lot of neutrals in my quilts, just because my stash has a more colorful expression. But, I can see the beauty of a more subtle design with calm, neutral colors. When I have acquired enough neutrals, a quilt using these colors will be on top of the list!

QuiltSue said...

I've been trying to collect enough neutrals to make a quilt for a couple of years, but it's really not easy as you say.

Lisa Marie said...

I think neutral quilts can look very elegant and would make great wedding gifts since they can go with anything. I haven't made one yet, but I plan to eventually.

Digiscrapations said...

I would love to try working with neutrals. I have some that I've been picking up here and there. I know I don't have near enough of them to do anything with. This book looks wonderful and I would love to have it. Thanks

tich said...

It is funny - when I am using fibre for crochet, weaving etc, I like to use colours which knock your eyes out, but when I am patchworking I automatically reach for a neutral background. I like the look of it, it makes me feel comfortable, it blends in with any other colour I choose and helps to make any pattern stand out. I thought I was old fashioned, as I was not using bright, sparkling colours in my work, but looking at the patterns shown on this page, just makes me feel like I have found someone who empathises. It looks a wonderful book.

Chris said...

Most of my quilts are done with bright colors. But, Pat has helped me expand my horizons with a new look at neutrals.

Thanks for giving us a chance to win her book.

Chris said...

Most of my quilts are done with bright colors. But, Pat has helped me expand my horizons with a new look at neutrals.

Thanks for giving us a chance to win her book.

Barbara said...

Choosing fabrics for a project has always been a challenge for me. I usually just end up just copying the pattern fabrics as best I can. The photos I've seen so far from this book are beautiful! I especially love the cover quilt and the table runner.

Gene Black said...

I have never made a neutral quilt. So I have no insights there. I do know the importance of value, having taken several art classes. In fact, I blogged about value just last week.
I also know that Pat Wys is a wonderful teacher. She has great designs and a real passion for quilting.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love the look of these neutrals!!
When I first started quilting....30 years ago; I know!!!! lol..I used only solids because they were more affordable. And I do love the softness of the neutrals.

Susan C said...

Two of my favorite quilts were sewn with neutrals, including the one on the cover of Pat's first book. I am looking forward to this new book and learn more from Pat about how to put neutral fabrics together for beautiful quilts!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I will be knocked out if I win this giveaway! Thanks!

Janet said...

I saw a photo of this book yesterday and thought to myself "wow, that cover quilt's gorgeous" - love all the other pics you showed! I've done just a couple of neutral quilts, and those were for others - I think one needs to be in my immediate future!

Thanks for the opportunity.

Lydia said...

Wild about neutrals, so calm and soothing and comforting to wrap up in. Restful on the eyes and yet beautiful, will have to make at least one of those quilts. Question is, which one? a nice dilemma.

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

I love busy neutrals as a background and the subtle shades she uses with the background are wonderful!

Louise Nieland said...

I made a neutral quilt about 4 years ago but gave it away as a gift, I've wanted to make another ever since, and this book and fabrics would be a good starting point.

Regina said...

I haven't made anything with neutrals, but I love the pillow and table runner. So happy she have's the fabric for sale. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

The examples are beautiful, soothing. When you only use bright colors it's like shouting all the time. The neutrals are a gentle whisper. When you combine them as Pat Wys did they are interesting too.

Kay said...

I haven't done a lot with neutrals but want to make a quilt for my husband and think he would really appreciate one like this. Thanks for a great giveaway too.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

lonestarquilter said...

Lovely quilts -- everyone of them! Just like the author!

Me and My Stitches said...

I love all of Pat's neutral quilts and hope to make one, but I am really intimidated by choosing fabrics and the placement of the fabrics. But...I'm going to do it one of these days! Lol!

Leiann said...

I love the quilt on the cover! Would love to win this giveaway!

Karen said...

My first neutral quilt was made almost two years ago. I didn't know this was a new thing, so I called it my "quiet" quilt. The book looks wonderful!

Becky said...

Those are gorgeous quilts. I would love to learn to work with neutrals to make quilts for the men in my life.

Michele said...

The quilts are beautiful. What a lovely book.

Linda Enneking said...

When I look at quilts I always take a close look at the backgroung fabrics. I love a variety of neutrals, not just one background color. I would like to make a neutral quilt one day, so I could benefit from the lessons in it.

LeAnne said...

I love neutral quilts, especially with some applique thrown in.

Allison C said...

I just finished a low volume plus quilt, but had to go out and get a lot of neutrals because I didn't own any. Clearly I need to fix that stat!

HeyJudee said...

Would love to learn more about working with neutrals. This books sounds like just what I need!

Elli said...

I love the calm I get from working in neutrals and using subtle differences in hue and value to make a quilt. Thank you for the giveaway.

Needled Mom said...

I have always loved the neutral quilts. I would love to make one someday.

Barb said...

Another wonderful book!!

Margaret said...

I have been looking at this book and I absolutely love every thing about it. Those neutrals are beautiful. Thanks for sharing

Tammy said...

I think I need to open my eyes to neutrals. I love the appliqued nutral flowers designs..Wow ...all that from neutrals . Who would have ever thought!

Cloud 9 said...

I love the look of neutrals. This looks to be a great book and I would love to win it!

Deb G. in VA said...

I have never made a neutral quilt, but after seeing Pat's beautiful neutral quilts, I would love to give it a try! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of her book!

Alice Ronne said...

Would love to have this book in my library. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Emily C said...

Neutrals are fun. My current quilt uses them as a contrast for the other fabrics.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think neutrals are stunning! I love that they will blend in with most homes. I have made a couple of black and white quilts as gifts, and they are always a hit. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Pat's book looks awesome!

Melanie said...

I just recently decided to make my husband a neutral lap quilt of his very own! What a kawinkydink!

Marilyn said...

I love the look of quilts made in neutrals but it is not something I know a lot about picking fabrics for. It sounds like this book may be a huge help in that area.

Diane N said...

What an awesome giveaway. I would love to make something neutral.

suemac said...

My daughter is a neutral kind of gal so I made a few quilts using neutrals to go with her decor. I enjoy working with neutrals. They are so soothing.

suemac said...

My daughter is a neutral kind of gal so I made a few quilts using neutrals to go with her decor. I enjoy working with neutrals. They are so soothing.

sherryberrybim said...

I have never made a "neutral" quilt but have drooled over Pat's previous book and this one looks like a winner too!

Sharon Hughson said...

I use neutrals all the time. Bonnie Hunter's scrap patterns almost always have neutrals used. It's so neat to see how they set off other colors, but even better a totally neutral quilt looks so CHIC!

Christie said...

Pat spoke at my local quilt store recently. Her beautiful quilts have inspired me to start a "neutrals" project. Looking forward focusing on value and expecting to learn lots!

What Comes Next? said...

oh what a wonderful book to add to the library! I've got a scrappy star done in neutrals with red and brown and I love the colour combo.

Anonymous said...

Love this book! Now to find time to get more sewing done! K

Laceflower said...

I made a neutral wallhanging last year; the colours are so calming.

Sandy D said...

The patterns in this book look great.I see so many that I want to make.Thanks for the chance

Abbigail said...

I love the look of the neutrals! How wonderful!

Anne Rita Bakken said...

I love neutrals! Use a lot, stash a lot. I mainly buy my fabric online, and sometimes the photo isn't showing the right color. Hence a lot ends up in the stash, but hey, you always need neutrals :-)

Kathy MacKie said...

You can never have enough neutrals so always grab them when you can!

emcrorie said...

very pretty! and thanks for the link to the free motion craftsy classes on facebook. I will definitely be checking them out!

Quilting Tangent said...

Haven't made neutral quilts, they look very interesting and pretty. Would love to try to make them. This giveaway would help me get started.
24Tangent@gmail.com

Sunshine said...

Neutrals ... they are so soothing ... I would love to be able to duplicate that feeling and it sounds like Pat's latest book gives much help and info on achieving a beautiful "neutral" project!

SewLindaAnn said...

My experience with neutrals is only as a background to pop other colors. I would like to learn more about value to use them more effectively.

Lisa said...

I'm actually working on a throw size quilt right now that uses almost half in neutrals. I'm so excited to see how it turns out!

Pat said...

I would love to learn more about value. It has always been a stumbling block of mine. I'd love to learn by making one of Pat's quilt patterns.

M.W. said...

I would love to learn more about neutrals. It seems when I put them together they look dull and these quilts definitely do not look dull.
Thanks for the chance to win
Shawn

Fibercrafter said...

Some of my favorite quilts that I've marked in magazines have had amazing backgrounds - especially neutrals that are interesting, but not distracting from the overall pattern. Thanks for the chance.

Reb Thack said...

Neutrals are so versatile! Thanks for the giveaway!

Brita said...

As my hero, Pat Campbell, used to say: fuchsia is my neutral. But these are lovely, and I'd love to make a neutral, really neutral, quilt like one of these lovelies, for something different!

Barbe said...

neutrals are my favorite color, lol, really i am working on one right now, there are so many great non color colors.

Linda said...

HI,THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL GIVEAWAY!
I LOVE 'NEUTRALS' FOR BOYS+MEN ESPECIALLY! PLUS I'VE ALWAYS BEEN PARTIAL TO BLACK+WHITES.

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Shawna said...

Such beautiful quilts and the book looks wonderful! I'm still pretty new to quilting and have not yet made anything just using neutrals but that's going to change, lol. Great giveaway, Thank You!

missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

Denise in PA said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks so much for the chance to win! I am currently working on a neutral hexie quilt. My first neutral quilt was made 5 or 6 years ago for my DIL - her color choice. I wasn't sure at first, but it was beautiful! This was before neutrals were "cool"! o:)

kay said...

Great post, SewCalGal! Why do most of us tend to gravitate toward the brights, when neutrals are equally as interesting? I've noticed a lot of Japanese quilts have used neutrals (taupe,etc.) beautifully. I can't wait to see this new book and make some quilts in neutrals!

Gill said...

I always thought that neutrals were underrated - I'm glad they're becoming more popular!

Diana said...

Would love to place it next to Pat's 1st book on neutrals. Thanks for the review and for the giveaway.

Linda said...

The projects in Pat's books speak to me. Thanks for the review and opportunity to win the fab giveaway!

Debra Anger said...

I love neutrals and working with them in quilts I have made a couple and I have a friend that made a dazzling neutral sampler with many different size blocks, I have a collection of neutrals that is in 2 cupboards full but you can never have too many that is for sure!

Gidget said...

I really love neutral quilts ... so soothing and relaxing!
I could also use a class on values..

Judy1522 said...

I have not made a quilt yet using neutrals but after seeing pictures of how beautiful they can be I am very interested in making one.

DebrafromMD said...

After seeing Pat's first book, I have really come to appreciate neutral quilts. They can be used with any color scheme so that makes them timeless.

Mara said...

I always tend to buy color, but really need to stock up on neutrals, a great giveaway, thank you.

2ne said...

Love natural colours - it gives me relaxing and a good viue to my eays.
Would love this book :-)
Wish you a creative and great day.

Julie said...

I bought Pat's first book and loved it....this one looks even better. One of these neutral quilts is definitely on my to do list very soon. Thanks

Nessy said...

The neutrals quils are beautifuls and eternity. I like a lot.
Thaks for this giveaway.
Hugs from Spain-

SIMPLESEW said...

I have tried to make a simple quilt of just 2 colors or just neutrals.. I just get carried away.. LOL

Kim M said...

I've just started quilting but I would love to work on a project with neutrals!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I could not agree with you more. I wish there were more neutral bundles because I have so few that I could not pull from my stash per se. I love Pat's patterns and her book. She has a great way of explaining things.

Smiles,
Kelly

barbara woods said...

would looooooove to win that , thanks

Grete said...

I world love to win this give away,cause neutrals are a challenge for me to use. I have usually usedvanlig strong colours, but have just started to use neutrals. So I cross my fingers!

Sharon said...

i have been wanting to make a neutral quilt for awhile. I have Pat's first book and this one will be just as good, I am sure.

Karen said...

I love neutrals but struggle with value so this book if I win would certainly enhance my future quilts
Thanks for the opportunity

Bonnie58 said...

I love the neutral quilts. They are so soothing. Thanks so much for sharing

Quilt Monkey said...

I've had neutral quilts designed in my head for years, but have never made one. Perhaps now is the time to finally make one! Thanks for the chance.

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

I'd love to win! I never have any neutrals when I need them!

Margaret said...

I've been collecting neutrals for a while now as I find them restful and appealing. But I have trouble with value. I've tried the black and white photos etc, but still lack confidence. Maybe this book might help!

Cecilia said...

I love the simple elegance of these quilts. I definitely want to make one for myself. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kearstie Grenier said...

I've been building up my stash of neutrals ever since I ran across a shop with Japanese neutrals. They were so beautiful I just had to buy a few fat quarters. Then I found some fat eighths in civil war repro fabrics that I just had to have, and now I'm always looking to add to that part of the stash. I haven't used any of them yet, though, I've been looking for some pattern inspiration. This book looks like just the thing. And a little more fabric couldn't hurt, either. So thank you so much for a chance to win!

Joyce said...

I've just started adding some neutrals after seeing so many gorgeous low volume quilts being made. I never need an excuse to increase my stash!

Quiltsmiles said...

Wonderful giveaway! My mom made a neutral quilt for a sister and it blew my socks off. It is absolutely gorgeous so much that I'd love to make one sometime too. Jane

Christine M said...

I haven't really worked with neutrals before. But seeing all these gorgeous projects makes me want to start!

LJ said...

Never made a neutrals quilt - but I've not really 'experienced'. I agree that the projects have a timelessness to them. Love that table runner.

Michele BaDour said...

Love that bed quilt pictured! Thanks for your review and the chance to win.

Sharon Stone said...

I made Haven Stone from Pat's first book "Spotlight on Neutrals". It is one of my most commented-on quilts! I just recently made another neutral quilt, and it too have received many positive comments. Neutrals and values play a HUGE role in your quilts.

BeachQuilter said...

I love the neutral look. I am actually seeing more neutral fabric bundles in shops lately - wonderful!

Kris Svoma said...

I love any opportunity to experiment with different colors. Thanks for the opportunity!

scottylover said...

I haven't made a neutral quilt yet, but it is on my lists! I did recently work on a quilt using only solids with black as the background and learned a lot about value there!

Sandy A

Sewgirl said...

The great thing about neutrals is that they go with everything. I was first attracted to them when I say Alex Anderson use them in a star quilt she made many, many years ago. What a great addition Pat's book would make to anyone's library!

Anne-Marie B. said...

Oh... I would love to win! I am using neutral in my current project and love the result!

Esther Aliu said...

I have never made a natural quilt but seeing Pat's projects makes me want to start one.
Thanks for opportunity!

Lorraine B. said...

Neutrals are mt favorite colorway!

Grammasheri said...

I have two charm packs of batik neutrals I plan to use as the background for an appliqué quilt. But maybe Pats book would tempt me with another design.

Rachelle said...

Closest to neutral I've got is with charcoal

Jane said...

I've had a neutral or low volume quilt on my mind, but lack enough fabric yet. I like neutrals in decorating because they are so versatile and soothing.

Karen Propes said...

Pat has really show some perfect examples of using neutral colors. Love the table runner and the quilt. I want to use more neutrals in some projects, I guess it seems harder to choose, even though it should seem easier to choose as opposed to colors. Would love to win and start creating more neutral projects. Thanks for the chance.

Beth said...

The timing of your post is astounding to me--two nights ago I dreamed about making a neutral quilt, and for the last couple of days I've been trying to recreate it with graph paper. Pulling neutrals from my stash has shown me that I need more of them!

Cindy MW said...

Thank you for the chance to win such a Yummy Prize.
I struggle to have enough Neutrals, well probably more Low Volume really.
I am collecting Black and whites at the moment, but till I saw one of the Quilts in Pats book, I didn't think of them as a Neutral really, but they do go with anything, I just have to learn to Jazz up my Thinking and then create it. lol
Cheers, Cindy. :)

Teje Karjalainen said...

Thank you for a great give away! I want to make low volume quilt and still get only bright colour fabrics! This book would be fantastic to make it finally! x Teje
nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

After working so long with brights, neutrals sound like a nice change of pace. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

CathyQuilts said...

What impresses me most about these photos is that while they may be neutrals they are knockouts! Often neutrals mean pastel versions: gray, tan, beige, off white, etc. Most of these quilts aren't shy, they're bold! Dark gray, black, golden browns, dark browns, that impresses me.

azuliverde.21 said...

I have never used neutrals as main color but as complement.
Now I'm thinking on a queen size quilt for my bed and it could be nice making it in neutrals...

Beth in TN said...

A neutral quilt would be just the thing to make for our master bedroom. I love the second quilt you've pictured! So soft!

JoyceLM said...

I've been collecting neutral fabrics for a while now to make a really scrappy neutral quilt - would love to win this new book - it's about time I made my neutral quilt. Thanks.

Nancy in IN said...

I don't have a lot of neutrals in my collection. Book looks really interesting. Especially love the table runner.

Sally King said...

I have a few neutrals in my stash,however, I love your idea of pre made bundles we could just purchase. Love your post. Need this book! Thanks for sharing.

Sandy O said...

Love neutrals and always wanted to make a neutral quilt for my bed. Love the quilts you have shared from this book. Never thought to do applique in neutrals like the one shown. Have quite a stash of neutrals so need to get going on a quilt. Thanks for doing this.

Denny1600 said...

I love neutrals. I must. That shelve in my fabric cabinet is the one that I need to keep replenishing.

Karen said...

SewCalGal... I just love your review! Awesome images and insight to tips within the book. Thank you! I work wit ph the bright colors for when making something for my granddaughters, but stick to the warm colors for my own quilts. Love Pats Neutrals... And I Must make that pillow!

Sandy said...

I love the look of the neutral quilts in this book. Thanks for the review and the opportunity to win.

Barb said...

I always gravitate toward color, but when I saw her book, I was intrigued. It would be a step outside my comfort zone, and I'd love to make a neutral quilt for its calming effect for an ill friend.

Debra Kay Neiman said...

I love neutrals...this book would help me to learn how to select fabric and match when not already bundled. I have to make the Back Porch Pillow!! I is destined to sit on my bed. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

txquilter said...

I've never made a quilt with all neutral colors, but I do find myself using more neutrals as a counterpoint to color. It's quite a change from. My usual color saturated style!

Barb said...

The look of the projects from this book are so calming and beautiful....I would make the pillow first....quickly followed by that beautiful table runner!! Thank you for the chance to win!

Vicki H said...

I like using neutrals and seem to be always running low in my stash.

Lori said...

I'm still relatively new to quilting and at first I thought it had to all be color. I love color. But I have been making table runners for Christmas and have been finding that neutrals are really making the colors pop. Would love to win this book to learn more. Thanks for a chance.

Regina said...

My Hubby was born neutral. He is MR. BEIGE! I need this win to make him his favorite quilt!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I have a pretty nice collection of taupes, so this book looks like a great way to use them up!

Donna W said...

I would love to make a neutral quilt for my husband. He is in need of a new quilt. But, this book has so many great patterns, I am not sure which one I would make.

Regina said...

I've done a few neutral quilts - love the quiet elegance -and the versatility as a gift quilt as they compliment so many decors.

Jeannette said...

I love neutrals and are trying to add to my collection all of the time. What a great giveway thanks for the chance

Sharon Irvin said...

I have been dreaming of doing a neutral quilt for a while now. This book surely would be inspiration!

Vickie Adkins said...

I haven't sewn a neutral quilt as of yet but am looking forward to doing so since I love the look of taupe's, cream, beige, brown, and the lovely neutrals.

teachpany said...

This is definitely inspiring. I need to make a quilt with just neutrals. Although I've used neutrals, they are usually mixed with blues or other colors. I would love to see a photo of the FQ bundle for the prize! Thanks.

Shauna said...

so cool. I love neutrals, they are easy to work with and you don't have to worry about clashing. I love using tans and creams because the go with everything

Sally said...

I've been collecting neutrals for quilts for some time (and a bunch of cream/tan/browns and another stack of greys/blacks--would love ideas on which quilts to make! I am doing a twisted log cabin in greys and blacks (with burgundy centers) with Quilt in a Day's new ruler. Too much fun!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love the book. I need to make something more neutral. I love to sew for fun.

Judy MacLeod said...

I've never made a quilt (or anything else) from neutrals. I saw quilts from this book somewhere online and was simply astonished at how elegant and striking they were. I decided I need this book! I have a not bad stash of neutrals as I use them with my jewel tones, brights and batiks. IT just NEVER occurred to me to make a whole quilt with neutrals until I saw this book.
Wonderful book!

Mom C said...

I've been trending toward neutrals, although I thought it was called negative space. I've done several black and white quilts and a Broken Irish chain, background tan with 2" squares or color. One of my favorites, it is now my grandsons. I love the look and I think they are so restfull. Thanks.

Barbara Pricola said...

I keep seeing this book, and I agree it is a "must have"! I haven't made a quilt in all neutrals, but I do have some black, white, cream, and taupe fabrics, and I do want to make one. Thank your for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

PK Sews said...

I've used neutrals as background fabrics to make colors pop, but I've never made a neutral quilt. These are so beautiful. I can't wait to try!

lefuntz said...

I love neutrals. I use a lot for background and I am stash building for a quilt. J'adore Road Trip!

Raewyn said...

Every quilt I've seen from this book I love, so it seems like a must-have! Thank you for the giveaway!!

Sherrill said...

Just LOVE Pat's stuff..Snowbound is definitely on my short list. Guess It'd have to say I like most anything..scrappy, colorful, neutral. It's ALL good!

Heather said...

I did one wallhanging with neutrals and I found it very freeing not to have to worry about colours.

Anita said...

I really love using neutrals as pieced backgrounds for appliqué. This book looks great, thanks for the giveaway :)

The Quilted Dog said...

Neutrals are like comfort food: not fancy at a distance but soothing up close. While I often use neutrals in my quiltsI've never made an entire quilt top with these colors.
Thanks for the give away!

Sandy M said...

I wouldn't be able to decide which to make first! Love this book even more than Pat's first and that one was fantastic!

Anonymous said...

I have used neutrals as a background fabric but I'm more inspired to make a fully neutral quilt

paulette said...

I have always LOVED neutral quilts...and I was going to say that I had never made one...when I realized that my brown RV quilt qualifies!! I think it's time for several MORE! haha I can't wait to get my hands on Pat's new book as there are so many great neutral patterns! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
Paulette

Robyn said...

I personally have not made a neutral quilt but I have always been drawn to neutral fabrics and after seeing these quilts I would love to try one.

Waytogojb said...

Who wouldn't love to win a copy of this great book. Looking forward to working on several of these quilts.

sandy said...

Alwasys thought neutrals had no life but see I was totally wrong. Would love to learn how to useneutrals as I love the cover quilt and the table runner.....love them all! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Chris said...

Her books looks very inspirational. I'd love to learn from her insights and expand my color-palette repertoire.

Kathy said...

I have made a neutral baby quilt with my hand dyed fabrics and all I could think about was chocolate and vanilla ice cream when I was quilting it! Love neutral!

De said...

Loving everything I have seen in this book!

Carol said...

I've used neutrals as backgrounds for colors, but I have yet to make an entire neutral quilt myself. I have started collecting neutrals, though so I know it's only a matter of time. Maybe this book will inspire me!

selleck said...

I just finished a wall hanging with 4 inch neutral squares for my modern quilt group.

Diana said...

I love that table runner in Pat's book. Would love to have her book.

Beth H. said...

I was at our guild meeting the other night and someone showed a neutral quilt. I said that I really want to make one. Will definitely have to check out this book. Thanks.

Kate said...

I have been meaning to make a neutral quilt- this book would be a great start! Thanks for the chance to win.

Mego said...

OH! I need to win this! I have been dying to make a 'neutral' quilt for years but every time I try it just doesn't look 'right'. Thanks for the chance!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Oh gosh! I'm full of "ooo's and ahhh's"! These projects ate so beautiful! I love that grays and blacks have been included in neutrals. I did a $5 BOM last year at my LQS that was all neutrals. Our colors were from light beige to dark brown. The quilt is so pretty. I'm so inspired and this book is at the top of my wishlist.

Thank you and Pat for a super generous giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Tina said...

Have Only Made A Couple Of Small neutral Quilts. Thank You For A Chance To Win.

Just Quilt It said...

I really like using beiges and grays, but I haven't done a quilt specifically in neutrals. This book could certainly change that! Magnificent patterns and beautiful colors in this book. I wouldn't know where to begin!

wendy said...

Oh I love the neutrals and would love a first hand look at this beautiful book!

Josie McRazie said...

I love how sophisticated they look! I have never done one, but love trying new things!

Karrie S said...

I haven't made a neutral quilt but I love the projects in this book and would love to give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan Smith said...

I've mainly been sewing with brights but lately have come to love more muted, neutral colors. I can't wait to cut into some of the fabrics I've been collecting and these projects would be perfect for those!

quilt for fun said...

This is one book I'd LOVE to win. I haven't sewn much using neutrals but this book could really inspire me.

Anya said...

I haven't used neutrals much, but it's on my "to do" list. Thanks for the chance!

MaryBeth said...

I haven't done any neutral quilts - I use them as backgrounds. But I really like that table runner! I might be converted, lol.

Margaret said...

This book sounds fascinating. Would love to own it and do that beautiful table runner and pillow

Stephanie said...

I love neutrals. It is hard for me to go with brights. I am just and earthy tone kinda girl! I would love this book thanks!!

Teresa in Music City said...

I've been saving some neutrals for a special quilt for my son for quite a while now. He would love Road Trip!!! Thanks for joining the blog hop and offering the giveaway :*)

Wacky Woman said...

Oh my gosh, what a lot of comments. This is probably the first book that has excited me in a while. I will look for it.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I have been building my neutral stash (stashes) for sometime now, just waiting for the perfect time to do something. This book will make that all possible. Thanks for a chance to win. I have plans now!

Vicki H said...

I can tell right now, I need more neutrals in my stash. Thanks for the chance.

Quiltsmiles said...

Nice review, thanks! Good to know to that Pat offers insights in this book of where to find neutrals. In the past, I have used the wrong side of fabrics to tone it down, but would love to be able to get some better neutrals. I'll definitely be checking this out.

Jane

Catskill Quilter said...

I am eager to try a black, white and grey table runner -- seems like that would be a perfect fit for an urban apartment!

Linda Fleming said...

Pat's book is full of inspiration - the quilts and pillows are beautiful. I love her use of light, medium and dark fabrics.
Currently I'm making a value quilt using rainbow colors -
I'd love to try some of these designs using neutrals!

Anonymous said...

It would be wonderful to win so I could try my hand at making a beautiful project like Pat has done.

JaneB said...

I love mixing up the neutrals in my scrappy quilts, a technique I learned from Bonnie Hunter. Scrap quilts just sparkle if you add different neutrals as the background of your blocks. this book looks fabulous!

kbo said...

I have never created a quilt just with neutrals. I tend to use them as a "break" from the blocks or the within the block pattern.

Aggiequilter said...

I haven't made a full-neutral quilt, but I do love to mix neutral prints in many of my quilts and backgrounds.
Pat's new designs prove that neutrals are NOT boring!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Muttmomkay said...

I must make Arboretum. I must, I must!

Sherill said...

I am a bright, batik girl but I think I am starting to include neutrals!

Usha Murugesu said...

Neutrals can be matched with any print...that's the beauty of neutrals. Thanks for the gorgeous giveaway.

Usha
usharaneem@yahoo.com

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