Monday, September 30, 2019

Epic Neutral Quilt Top is Done

The quilt top was completed just in time for the last day of the One Monthly Goal (OMG) September Finish link-up. Yeah!!! 😎 It's also on time for the Make Modern Instagram 5th anniversary party at #highfivemakemodern.

Epic Neutral Quilt Top Finish

The quilt is based on the Epic Bow Tie Quilt by Jen Van Orman, which was on the cover of Make Modern Magazine (Issue 22, May-June 2018). I finished it yesterday afternoon when there was still enough sunlight to take the mandatory photo shoot on the fence.
Lots of neutrals - all shades of beige and brown
It's not as colourful as the pattern quilt but for a neutral, I like it. I love looking at quilts in different colour combinations to see how the colours can change them. This one is very different, partly because I chose to make the middle snowballs with the browns etc. and the background in beige. In her pattern, Jen made the snowballs white and the background of different colours.

Quilt top finished!

Here are a few more photos, including the close-ups.
The blowing in the wind shot

A close-up of the different fabrics

Another close-up
What I learned
  • I'm not sure what I was doing wrong, but as I was piecing the bow-tie blocks, I would get at least one quarter of them sewn on the wrong side. I tried different things to fix this but finally I didn't have to worry about it anymore because I was finished!
  • It's a great little quilt pattern that would be lovely if made with colourful scraps like the one in the Make Modern magazine.
Related links
Linking parties
As I mentioned, I'll be linking up to the September finish link up of the One Monthly Goal (OMG). I will also be linking up to some fun linky parties. Let's see what's going on in quilt land. Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, Moving It Forward, What I Made Monday, Tuesday Colour Linky Party,  Needle & Thread ThursdayPut your foot downMidweek MakersPeacock PartyBeauties PageantCan I Get A Whoop Whoop?Finished or Not Finished Friday, and Free Motion Mavericks with Muv. 


  1. Great quilt! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your project.

  2. That is so cool how you flipped the color placement for a totally different look. Love it!

  3. Love it! I too like to change the values in quilts to see how different it will look compared to the original. Great job!

  4. Your Epic Neutrals quilt is wonderful. Has a warm, snuggly vibe. Awesome finish!

  5. It may not be a bright and bold color combination, but it's just as gorgeous!

  6. Hi Andree! Oh, I love your neutral finish. I'm a big fan of those shades - all of them. My friends say my favorite color is ecru and they are correct - beige, off-white, white, light gray. I adore them all and your quilt highlights all the best reasons why. Good job on finishing your September OMG just in the knick of time. Woohoo! ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Love the colors you used in this!

  8. Well done on getting this finished for both your deadlines. Amazing how different a pattern looks with just a tweak of the colours and contrasts. I hope you enjoy quilting this one.


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