Friday, March 6, 2015

Gramercy & Friends Finished Flimsy

Finally! Gramercy & Friends is finished to a flimsy.
Oops, a little wind gust...
Much Better... Gramercy & Friends Finished Top

I really, really like this one. Maybe because it's so tailored, not at all frou-frou. This one's on the waiting list of a local long arm quilter, Jane, who does amazing work with her computerized system.

This top actually has 25 different fabrics in it, and used a total of 8-1/2 yards. Seven of the fabrics are from the Gramercy line by Art Gallery Fabrics, and the rest - the friends - are coordinates from stash and various other lines. This project was inspired by the FQ bundle of Gramercy I won at STLMQG's Sew Me St. Louis event last October. Thanks, STLMQG!  

A reader commented on the irony of a blog named The Colorful Fabriholic featuring such a neutral quilt. This quilt was actually an exercise in working with value. It's all about the placement of light, medium, and dark. OK, so I've taken a break from brights with these low-chroma neutrals, but now I'm ready for some color again!

In other quilty news, Zenia over at A Quilted Passion, has finished her version of my Broken Chevron pattern, which she named "Walk Like an Egyptian."  Thanks, Zenia, for pattern testing for me.
Zenia's "Walk Like an Egyptian"

These finishes are whoop-worthy so I'm linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

PS - Also whoop-worthy: I get to go visit new grandbaby CJ and my son tomorrow. Whoo Hoo!


  1. Gramercy, et al. came out great. Sandy Bonsib did a series of patterns working with just one value. Definitely challenging. I made her Chocolate Decadence in dark blue and black (dark and darker!). With a few pops of royal blue and white-on-blue prints, it is one of my favorite quilts.

  2. Wow, the finished flimsy is really stunning. I think you did an excellent job using the value in each block and in the arrangement of the blocks within the quilt top. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your grandbaby and son! :)

  3. Wow! This looks great! You balanced the values very well. Looking forward to seeing it quilted up.

  4. It's lovely! I think you did a great job even though it has very little color. It almost looks vintage. Congratulations on a great finish!

  5. Gramercy turned out beautifully! It may not be bright, but it is definitely a stunner!

  6. I love your Gramercy flimsy! I am also generally a fan of bright colors, but the serenity of this quilt in all neutrals is very appealing.
    Great Broken Chevron too!

  7. Gramercy and Friends turned out beautiful. I too like bright colors, but this is stunning. Jane will do it justice too.

  8. Gramercy looks lovely. I like those two large blocks.

  9. Beautiful. Almost like a b/w photo.