Fifty Shades of Tan

I have been wanting to do a neutral quilt for a while but it was put as a back burner project for what felt like ever.  This one I accidentally came to make, meaning I ordered the wrong fabric and ended up with these amazing tans instead of a whole bundle of one off white that I was looking for.  Oh well, I was excited to have these since they were perfect for a neutral quilt.

I was inspired by this quilt that I found on pinterest.  I wish I could have done a bigger quilt for my bed but I love how this turned out and it was a lot of half square triangles for just this quilt.


I nicknamed this quilt my fifty shades of tan because I had it on my wall forever switching out the colors almost every time I would walk by.  I have to say that having your lay out wall in your bedroom is not a great idea, I ended up nit-picking at my design way more than I would have if it was in a different room.  That and it stared at me night after night with puppy dog eyes wondering why I hadn’t sewn on it in forever and just left it on the wall.


Here is the finished product.  It is for sale in my Etsy store which you can find HERE.






I’ll be adding this to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  First time joining in on this but it seems like an amazing place for quilters to share their ideas and journeys.


6 thoughts on “Fifty Shades of Tan

  1. I’m quite fond of neutral quilts. This one is no exception! Interesting thread choice for the quilting. I’d like to hear more about how you came to that decision. Great entry for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival!!

    • Thanks. I was hesitant to use a blue on the front but ultimately I didn’t like the look of the neutral on the blue back and it tied in the backing colors. Next time I think I’ll choose a less contrasty back.

  2. Hi Ashley,
    I am a huge fan of tan. All my friends know my favorite color is beige. HAHA I also have been meaning to make a neutral-shaded quilt, and I just love your quilt name! The backing is a huge wonderful surprise, as was the quilting thread choice. It looks perfect, especially once you see the backing. Really nice job. ~smile~ Roseanne

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