Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Lonesome Dove Neutrals

We've been watching the 1989 miniseries Lonesome Dove. Four hours of the movie last week and, now, another four hours of Return to Lonesome Dove. It's our second go watching these, but Richard loves them.  He really likes westerns. 

Lonesome Dove (DVD) (2 Disc) - Larger Front
Today we need some inspiration and, since there seem to be only neutral colors in the movies--it feels almost as if it were shot in sienna--I started thinking about neutral quilts.

Return to Lonesome Dove (DVD) (2 Disc) - Larger Front

Could the colors be more neutral with these muted grays, beiges, and browns? All beautiful, of course, but without much pop.  
Gray isn't just gray -- it comes in a wide variety of intensities and shades, with subtle nuances that add a designer approach to any decor. And the right shade is a matter of personal preference. "First find out what emotion you want your space to play into -- airy, earthbound, dramatic -- then proceed to choose your color from there," says designer and PPG Pittsburgh Paints color and design adviser Vicente Wolf. /:

So for some inspiration--
Edgy - Asymmetrical surfaces and soft colours - New Kaza Concrete three-dimensional tile collection @kazaconcrete: Benjamin Moore Paint Colors - Neutral Paint Colors. Great Soothing Color!:

The traditional combination of gray, beige and brown colors in one palette. Warm tone emphasizes dark chocolate color and enhanced by light shades of brown. Harmonious and stylish combination of interior decoration cafe, restaurant or kitchen. Perfect solution for a wardrobe in the fall or winter.:

Gorgeous soft cushions in gentle neutral tones. Doesn't the blush work well with the different shades of grey?: The rugs and Linen patterns with their light but having graphic patterns are truly Scandinavia:

Neutral colour palette, but remove the over the top girl/ French influences. Beautiful cottage living room (Tweak It Tuesday): Whites with golden undertones, like these yummy shades, are a step above basic white and offer a cozy vibe to boot. And the trick to making white not boring? "Layers of different whites and a variety of different textures are what make a room interesting," color expert Grant K. Gibson says.:

And now for some quilts--
Modern gray and white neutrals quilt - Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog

Grey Matter – Quilt Now Magazine | Quilt Jane

LOVE NEUTRAL QUILTS!!!!  Additional Images of Spotlight on Neutrals by Pat Wys -

Rising Trends: Tips for Quilting With Neutrals

Baby Herringbone Quilt- Neutral Baby Blanket- Mint, Gray, and White - READY TO SHIP

Helen's Quilt... I like how so many quilts are done in straight line quilting lately...

My take on gypsy wife quilt.

Landscape Quilt full size by Ink & Spindle, via Flickr

For some reason this quilt talks to me...Life is going to slow down. I want to make a quilt--just because...

low volume awesome. (Warning: This post contains a swear word).

make us  // gum tree quilt [ faffling . muted colours . irregular piecing . quilting . sewing ]

My Swoon (Thimble Blossom, Camille Roskelley great pattern) quilt handmade with Dear Stella White Gold Palladium fabric and Kona Ash and Snow

With over 5,000 pins, my Pinterest board, "heart, quilts" includes these and many other beautiful quilts. 


Kaja said...

I'm thinking about a neutral quilt soon - some great inspiration here.

Erika said...

I watched them when they came out so I was about 11 and was so horrified by the ball of snakes in the river death that I have never been able to watch it again.