Initially, I had misread the title of the book and for a hot minute I thought it was titled, "Beyond Nature," and a few of the images inside kept me thinking that was the title until I took a second, longer look at the cover. And it's definitely titled Beyond Neutral.
Cayucos quilt image courtesy of Martingale. Photographed by Brent Kane.
Pacific Crest quilt image courtesy of Martingale. Photographed by Brent Kane.
And then I spotted the Triton Cove quilt and I found my favorite fabric combination that John put together.
Of course, out came my Tula Pink Neptune scraps.
I bugged John to find out what the greenish shot cotton was that he used in the Triton Cove quilt. It's Kaffe Fassett's Woven in Spruce. John is a master at mixing designers and fabric collections. I tend to stick with making my quilts from one fabric collection, but John really challenged my standard process here and it was a nice break from the norm for me.
I pressed my Neptune scraps to see what I had on hand to work with.
The sewing was quick. In no time I had a pile of HSTs (aka Half-Square Triangles) ready to go onto my design wall.
And up on my design wall they went.
This quilt design and fabric combination has the amazing ability to flow around the room when you look at it from different angles.
I was also super-flattered by John's shout out to me in the acknowledgements of his book. It's no small honor to find your name in print like that. It truly means the world to me, John.
Glimmerglass quilt image courtesy of Martingale. Photographed by Brent Kane.
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