Alternatives to neutrals

I wanted to start a new project, and I had a fat quarter bundle that had been sitting around that I had no direction for, so I made myself cut into it.

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The fabric is Botanica, and I wanted to pair it with a neutral. I have a bunch of white fabric, but it was really too bright to go with Botanica. I didn’t want to go out and buy more fabric considering I am bad about using my current stash.

I finally settled on some fabric I got at a flea market. I guess it’s vintage? It’s a lovely shirting as you can see below. A warm blue with a cross hatch.fabrics

I also used shirting as a neutra/background color on another quilt I’ve worked on-

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I love using it. I think it gives a great ‘neutral’ color and feel, with a little interest in the texture and color. Anyone else have a go-to “neutral” besides white?

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