Welcome to my stop on the Modern Neutrals Blog Tour!!!
Modern Neutrals is packed with gorgeous quilts made from neutral fabric. As much as I love a punch of colour, I think the beauty of neutrals is that you can actually see the quilt for what it is. The pattern, the detail, and how much love (and time, let's not forget time) went into it.
I love how graphic most of the quilts are, and the lovely clean lines. Amy talks about the inspiration for each of her quilts, and even provides tips you can use to help you along. But the best part is that for many of the quilts, she has included sizing options so you can make the quilt bigger or smaller etc. I can't tell you how many times a customer at work has come up to me with a queen size quilt pattern and asked me to figure out what they'd need for a baby quilt size. *Blink blink*
I believe before Amy sent over the fabric, she informed me that I'd be working with linen. And then I threw up in my mouth a little. Not really. Well, just the tiniest bit :) It's not that I don't enjoy working with linen... it just requires a slightly different approach. To make the linen behave and lay flat, lots and LOTS of steam action. I mean you have to feel like you're in a sauna. And equally important is what thread you use! I used my favourite thread to sew and quilt with, Aurifil 50 wt. The Aurifil is thin yet strong, which is perfect for such a project where you know you'll be losing a bit of fabric whenever you iron your seams open.
Just FYI, I haven't worked with linens since. Amy, you scarred me. Just kidding. Expect a therapist's bill though...
So, down to business. Want to win a copy of Modern Neutrals? Go to each of the stops on the Modern Neutrals Blog Tour where each of us will provide you an answer to a question. At the end of the tour, fill out this form and you can stand to win one of ten copies!
For the entire blog tour schedule, hop on over to Amy's blog! Good luck!