Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Beyond Neutral Blog Hop

Today it is my spot on the Beyond Neutral blog hop.  Beyond Neutral is written by JohnAdams who you may also know as Quiltdad.  One of the founder members of Fat Quarterly, I worked with John both on the magazine and at the first two Fat Quarterly retreats and he really is one of the nicest, kindest and funniest men.


I've also been a big fan of his work right from the start of my quilting a few years ago.  He tends to use very interesting palettes, steering clear of boring old black and white for his backgrounds and combines a strength in improve piecing and placement with innovative use of empty space in his quilts and the quilts in the book reflect all of those.  


The quilts all use natural neutrals, inspired by nature, as the background colour, rather than black or white.  The quilt designs steer away from traditional quilt block patterns and are much bolder and more striking as a result. 


The quilts are also beautiful photographed out in the fresh air which really brings the palettes to life.  (Photographs by Brent Kane and courtesy of Marintgale).  


If you would like to win an e-copy of the book, leave a comment below and a winner will be picked a week from today.  

94 comments:

  1. They really are beautiful. quilts.

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  2. These quilts are beautiful. This book is awesome! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  3. The quilts really look beautiful and I love the unusual layouts!

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  4. The quilts in this book are totally cool! I would be so, so happy to win this e-book!

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  5. I love the Cape Lookout quilt!

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  6. Beautiful quilts, thanks for the chance to win

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  7. These quilts are gorgeous, Lynn. Thanks for hosting this :)

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  8. I would love to win a copy of this book, the quilts are amazing!

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  9. love the quilts love the book

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  10. Love the quilts. Would be fun to have an ebook I think. All my other quilt books are the "real" thing.

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  11. I have the perfect place on my bookshelf for this one!

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  12. What truly inspirational quilts I would love a copy

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  13. Great patterns and choice of fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity to win an e-copy. ddegnan@tampabay.rr.com

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  14. This is a great book. John's color choices are beautiful and inspiring. Thanks.

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  15. I have to get brave and try a different background for my quilts. Thanks for the chance.

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  16. I would love to own this book! Such beautiful design and color choices.

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  17. Mr. Adams'quilts are so beautiful and inspiring.

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  18. Beautiful quilts. I love the bright, happy fabrics. Tthanks for the chance to win this e-book.

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  19. Oh, why have I never heard of this John Q Adams, have I been under a rock⁉️

    The first quilt photo is just so wonderful. It captures my imagination
    Thanks for this chance to win.
    Hugs

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  20. Love the look of the quilts, and of using other colors for neutral.

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  21. this is definitely a group of quilts that I would work with -

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  22. The concept of this book is very intriguing. I'd love to branch out and use some alternative neutrals.

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  23. I've had that top quilt pinned for awhile now. It would make a great gift.

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  24. I'd love to win a copy of this book. The quilt on the cove is brilliant.

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  25. i'd love to make some of these quilts - such eye catching designs!

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  26. Sure, I'd like to win an E-Book of this book! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I used to use a lot more color in my sashings and backgrounds. Love what I'm seeing, I'm probably start using the colors again. Thanks.

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  28. Love the colours in these quilts -they are beautiful

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  29. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. What beautiful quilts! Thanks for the chance to win

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  31. Looks like it would be a good addition to my library.

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  32. I just love that quilt in the last picture!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows
    snausages22@yahoo.ca

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  33. Lovely! Please enter me in the draw

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  34. It looks like really fun book! I don't have any ebooks on quilting yet!

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  35. Like you say, some fantastic palettes that make for very striking quilts!

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  36. Love the look of this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. Beautiful! Great ideas always from QuiltDad. Thank you for putting my name in the hat for the drawing.

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  38. I would love to win a copy of the book!

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  39. The cover quilt is very clever - great for boys. Thx for the chance.

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  40. The quilts are really cool :) Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

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  41. I love the gradient quilt with the dark blue background!

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  42. I love the turquoise quilt on the rocks ~ I can't wait to see the rest of the quilts in this book! Thanks for the chance ~ fingers crossed!

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  43. He has some beauties there!! Sure would be fun to win this and get some more inspiration!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  44. Canyon lands is totally awesome...then again all of nature is and so are JohnAdams quilts. These would be beautiful hung from every ceiling and wall in my home.
    Thanks so much for sharing the chance at the Ebook.

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  45. I really love the cover quilt!

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  46. Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance :)

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  47. The book looks great. So many beautiful quilts!

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  48. Looks like a wonderful book so Thanks for the chance to win.

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  49. The quilt on the cover of the book is my favourite!

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  50. Some lovely quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  51. Love these quilts! Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

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  52. I have been admiring this book ever since it came out! It's top of my wish list, so thanks for the chance to win it!!

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  53. Would love to win this lovely book!

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  54. the cover quilt reminds me of kitties, that is my favorite

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  55. love the quilts and think it would be fun to try a quilty ebook.

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  56. I love the quilt on the cover. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  57. Looks like a neat book! I met john at camp stitchalot, he is really fun and wears floral Van shoes. Irresistible!

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  58. Love nature inspired quilts. This book would be put to good use at my house.
    Marilynrobin at gmail.com

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  59. Would love a copy. Count me in!

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  60. The quilts are beautiful and I love the neutral colors. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the give away.
    tomdcranford@yahoo.com

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  61. It's fun to see these quilts with the different background colors. I'd love to see the whole book! Thanks.

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  62. I love these quilts! sarah@forrussia.org

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  63. These are lovely! I love the use of "natural neutrals'" they're so much friendlier and more usable than white or black!

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  64. I really love the cover quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  65. Looks like an awesome book!

    Thanks for a chance to win, fingers crossed, hehe.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. What a lovely giveaway. Would love a copy as the quilts are beautiful.

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  67. This looks like such a great book, I love that first quilt down with the rainbow effect against the dark blue

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  68. I am particularly drawn to the first and second quilts you show here. I think I would enjoy the book tremendously.

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  69. Really pretty photographs, lovely colours.

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  70. The cover quilt is my favorite, but they are all gorgeous!

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  71. This book looks great, lots of beautiful patterns.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  72. Thank you for the chance to win this book. julie.mckay@xtra.co.nz

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  73. These quilts all are stunning. Would love to win this :)

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  74. This book is on my wish list; I'd love to win thee book version.

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  75. I have loved following the blog hop for this book. Next quilt, a new neutral!

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  76. I really need to become more adventurous and choose new neutrals for my backgrounds and sashings.

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  77. A great book from a man that quilts no less! Would love to win this as his quilts are way hot.

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  78. Oh yes, I would love to win a copy of this book. The cover quilt is definitely on my to do list!

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  79. Just beautiful and so fresh!

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  80. Look at those quilts! I love how bold they are and cover quilt is my favourite!

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  81. Oh my goodness! The photos of the quilts above are some of the most beautiful ones I've ever seen! I would love to win and try my hand at making the pink one!

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  82. I am always in search of new ideas for quilt designs to make for recipients of the Santa Train and our wounded military men and women. This book would be helpful to have. thank you for the chance to win.

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