Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Book of the Month June 2013: Modern Neutrals

It's time again for a new Book of the Month! Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side is here today to tell you a little bit about our June Book of the Month, Modern Neutrals! And don't forget, the Book of the Month is 20% off all month!

Hi there Jolly Jabber Readers -
I'm really excited to have my most recent book, Modern Neutrals : A Fresh Look at Neutral Quilt Patterns, featured here! Usually I like bold, beautiful prints, but was challenged by my husband to think about quilts with less color, and maybe a little less feminine. As I began sketching ideas in neutral palettes, I became more excited about the quilts, and the home decor potential for each of the patterns.

Each of the quilts in Modern Neutrals is made from a variety of prints –not a collection in sight, and often times they can be made with fabrics you already have in your stash! My first look at my stash for neutral tones, surprised me! I didn't realize how many neutral fabrics I already owned, and when putting them together I loved the effect. The subtleties of the fabric prints and the texture created within the quilts is just what I was hoping for!

Modern Neutrals includes 15 quilt patterns, ranging from simple to intricate. There are enough instructions to learn how to quilt for the novice, and a few new tips for advanced quilters as well. Of course they can be customized to suit any room, or gift recipient! Since all the fabrics are of neutral tones, I labeled them by depth, A – D with A fabrics being the lightest, it helped me to group my fabrics this way then select the prints to work with for each quilt.

I hope next time you are looking for the perfect pattern, you will look to Modern Neutrals for inspiration. Don't ignore those subtle gems in your stash any longer, put them together and see what kind of magic you can make! And remember, the book will be 20% off all month at Fat Quarter Shop! Amy


Michele said...

I love Amy's designs. I've added this to my wish list. I hope hubby gets it for me for my birthday.

Mishka said...

Wow, that last quilt you've shown is outstanding. Such gorgeous movement.