The Great Neutrals Hunt


That's right!  I'm on a "Great Neutrals Hunt"!  This is of course a fun hunt, because it involves fabric shopping, but since I do most of my shopping online, not every print that I buy becomes a 'Great' neutral.  Therefore I thought you might be interested in following along with me as I try to find a few more favorites to add to my stash.

So for me, the obvious start is with my sponsored shops.  (you can find the list of them under the link on my sidebar).  The photo above is a yummy stack that I picked out from Sew Fine Fabrics.  Not all of these are neutrals as I'm planning a specific quilt with them which I'll show you soon.  But I was thinking about the Great Neutral Hunt when I made my choices.  More opinions on my faves in that bunch soon!


Next here, we have an assortment that I ordered from Fabric Spark.  In full disclosure, I realize that the feather print is not really a neutral, but bear with me, I'm in love with it:)

When you look at this stack above, it illustrates how grays and creams that look so similar on a computer monitor can look so different from each other in real life.  That's why I think it's so important to have a good stash of these useful guys, cuz you need the right one for the right quilt!


So these two above have stolen my heart.  They are secretly my two most favorite of this stack that I bought.  That sailors' knot print might not work in every application because those ropes not matching up in smaller piecing just might make you crazy.  But for larger patchwork pieces?  Awesome!

And the feather print?  Well, it's not really a neutral, but I know it's never ending up in my destash pile!


Here's two more prints from my purchase.  They are both Empire by Parson Gray.  I love these as well.  They have a hand drawn imperfect look that I'm crazy about.  They're a slightly cooler gray, with a gray toned background (rather than cream or white)  That Fishnet print on top is very versatile so I know I'll be using it a lot!


(Excuse this loooong photo, guess I was  trying to include the whole ginormous stack!)  Anyways, this stack is my current choices for my son's bed quilt, and quite a few of these latest purchases will find their way into this stack since my goal is to sneak in quite a few more neutrals.  Hopefully my rainbow loving son won't notice!


And one more non-neutral fabric that you can purchase at Fabric Spark and which I also adore is Blast from Rocket Age

Even more convenient, Fabric Spark is having a large-ish sale!  25% off all orders over $50!  If you're looking for more neutrals, now's the time to stock up!

10 comments:

  1. very nice stack for your son's quilt. Reads very masculine (but it would also look perfect in my family room!)

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  2. Wait, this post is supposed to be about neutrals. That ginormous stack is anything but! lol Actually it's really stunning. Your rainbow-loving son should be very happy, and tossing in a few more neutrals will not hurt one bit. In fact, I'd do it just to calm things down a bit. I think I need to find some of that feather fabric for my stash.....love it!

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  3. Great post. I too collect fabrics : ). Just curious as to how much you buy when stocking up? A half meter or more?

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  4. Love the feathers fabric. I have to buy most of my fabric online because of where I live and it is so frustrating when it arrives and isn't the colour you thought it would be.

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  5. Hi! Fantastic finds! I think I each fabric you have in your photos! Feathers are so beautiful and I think it's almost neutral as the yellow is colour from nature and earth. Bundle in the First photo is Super beautiful! Happy weekend! x Teje

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  6. I love your selection of neutrals with bits of color. I need to add more to my stash...

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  7. I love your fabric choices always! You should have your sponsors bundle your choices and offer them. You have a great eye for colors/neutrals. I'd love a stack of each of those bundles shown in the first two pictures!

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  8. You have a wonderful eye for fabric selection! since I can't take you shopping with me, I really enjoyed looking at your hunt for neutrals!

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  9. Oh so many gorgeous fabrics, and some that I wouldn't be getting until I read your post, I need to broaden my fabric colour palette definitely. x

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  10. Can you be my personal fabric shopper? I loved that rope print so much, I just *had* to go buy it. Happy Monday presents to self are a thing, right? That's a gorgeous stack for your son - very manly with a touch of New England Fall.

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