Modern Neutrals has been available for purchase just over a month, and I thought it time to share a little more about the project!  This book was different than my other two, in that I didn’t look for collections of neutral fabrics (there aren’t many), instead I looked for the neutral prints within fabric collections and went from there. I would guess that many of you have a nice collection of neutral fabrics already in your stash that would be great for these projects!

As I collected fabric, I began to classify it by depth of tone, in the book all the fabrics are labeled A-D, with A being the lightest.  After classifying the fabrics, it was a matter of discerning the undertones of each, not all neutrals work well together – ha! – and making adjustments to my plans, as necessary. The quilts of Modern Neutrals are graphic, some simple, others more intricate, and designed to add sophistication and texture to living spaces.

The first quilt to share is Circuit Board :

Circuit Board, Modern Neutrals-
As you can see, not all the fabrics are an exact match.  I love the flecks of color and variety in each of the blocks, I think it adds interest, and at times movement, depending on the pattern.  This is one block turned and alternated in color

Circuit Board  measures 72″ x 96″ with fabric and block requirements for a throw size included.

Pieced by April Rosenthal of Prairie Grass Patterns

Quilted by Natalia Bonner – with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake, Robert Kaufman, and Windham – Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies.


Modern Neutrals is the featured book this month at Fat Quarter Shop, and I have autographed copies available in my book shop too.