And finished!

I know you all just saw this quilt top – but it’s now finished!

Neutrals Quilt

I ended up binding it in black (this is my first use of black in a quilt ever) and I’m really happy with the outcome.

Neutrals detail

And of course I did another of my usual pieced backs:

Neutrals Back

I really enjoyed working in all neutrals, but now back to color!!

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  • Tracey J

    March 17, 2010 at 7:11 am | Reply

    it looks really good!

    and the back makes it reversible too. 🙂

  • Tif

    March 17, 2010 at 7:28 am | Reply

    love it!!! especially loving the brown, it just makes everything pop! 🙂

  • Katie

    March 17, 2010 at 7:54 am | Reply

    I like the back as much as the front! The black binding is great too.

  • Audrie

    March 17, 2010 at 7:57 am | Reply

    It came out beautifully! I like how the blocks all pop against the brown. I must say working outside my comfort zone sometimes creates my favourite quilts.

  • izzy inspired

    March 17, 2010 at 9:28 am | Reply

    Alissa, I love the black binding!! I agree that it really makes all the colors pop with the extreme contrast. Another gorgeous quilt, I am sure the owner will truly adore it!

  • Live a Colorful Life

    March 17, 2010 at 10:06 am | Reply

    Black binding was a perfect choice. Black makes these neutrals pop, kind of like what white does with colors.

  • Jessica C

    March 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Reply

    This really is quite stunning and very masculine. I have five boys, but I keep making girly quilts. (In my defense, I do have two girls as well, but the boy side of things is easy to neglect.) I may have to add this to my ever-burgeoning quilts-to-do list. Love it!

  • Heather

    March 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Reply

    It’s a great quilt, nice job 😀

  • Jan

    March 17, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Reply

    Love it.

  • kate

    March 17, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Reply

    It looks great! The black binding frames the quilt beautifully

  • Munaiba

    March 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Reply

    It looks really striking. That black binding really sets it off. Well done!

  • heather

    March 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Reply

    this quilt looks great finished. i can’t believe the difference the stippling made!!!!!! nice work. your stippling looks GREAT!!!!!

  • Natalie

    March 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Reply

    Love the way this looks quilted. I mean I already liked it in your last post, but there is something about the quilted look that makes it even better! Oh, and I totally dig the black binding…. probably wouldn’t have thought of going that route, but it totally works!

  • Live a Colorful Life

    March 17, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Reply

    I forgot to add before tht I think the photography is super cool. I love the skirt hangers you used to hang it from the tree. Why don’t I ever think of ideas like that? Well, I think I will have to copy that one. And the picture with the car in the background. Love it.

    • Alissa

      March 17, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Reply

      Thanks! Credit where credit is due – I saw that Jacquie used those hangers and snagged the idea from her! It’s genius!

  • Melanie

    March 17, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Reply

    What a beautiful quilt! I love the pattern and the colors. Nice job!

  • Jennifer

    March 17, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Reply

    It took me a long time to incorporate black into my quilts too, and then I wondered WHAT TOOK SO LONG??

  • Jennifer

    March 17, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Reply

    It took me a while to be brave enough to incorporate black into my quilts too, and then i wondered WHAT TOOK ME SO LONG????? Your neutrals look awesome, love the color range in it. Welcome to the dark side. *wink*

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    March 17, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Reply

    It is so strikingly beautiful Alissa! Lucky new owners.

  • linden

    March 17, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Reply


  • Elizabeth

    March 17, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Reply

    It’s beautiful!

    So, my question is: Did your black binding also end up covered in cat hair?

  • CitricSugar

    March 17, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Reply

    Gorgeous result – love the back, too. I don’t think I’ve ever used black in a quilt either… My sister did one that was entirely black and dark grey fabrics that turned out amazing. You actually see all the different “colours” of black.

  • britt

    March 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Reply

    I like this a lot, it really lets the patchwork do the talking!

  • Aniza

    March 18, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Reply

    so gorgeous!!! i love it!

  • Lynne RidgeAndfurrow

    March 19, 2010 at 9:08 am | Reply

    Absolutely beautiful. I just love plains. And browns!

  • Andrea Krauss

    March 22, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Reply

    Hi Alissa,

    I just read thru all comments on this quilt hoping someone already bothered you with this question, but can’t find it. I also checked for notes on your flickr pics with no luck. So…could you tell me the name colors of the solids you used in this quilt. Are they Kona solids? I am going to take a class to make a Lone Star quilt and would love to make it in all these solids. I am a new quilter and your blog is very inspiring. Thank you!!!

    • Alissa

      March 22, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Reply

      Hi Andrea,

      Thanks for your kind words about my blog!

      There’s all different sorts of fabrics in the quilt but mostly Konas. Taupe is the background color and there’s different whites, ash, medium gray, coal, stone, black… that’s all I can think of right now! There’s also some cotton/linen blends and some linen in the quilt too. It’s a big mix!

  • jaybird

    March 22, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Reply

    beautiful quilt!! i’m always impressed by your work… time & time again!

  • nanette

    March 23, 2010 at 11:17 am | Reply

    just a classic quilt, I love it

  • Valerie

    April 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Reply

    I love the colours on this neutrals quilt. It just shows that restrained colour pallettes can have a big impact. Very lovely.

  • amandajean

    April 28, 2010 at 10:18 am | Reply

    i LOVE this quilt….front and back! i’m afraid to use black, too. but it works so well!

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