I've had this gorgeous bundle of Gramercy, Leah Duncan's most recent collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, sitting on the shelf for weeks now while I wait for inspiration to strike. I just LOVE this collection! The unique combination of modern geometric and sweet floral prints, with a contrasting palette of strong black and earthy browns paired with happy yellows, blush, and azure won me over immediately. Leah captured her urban inspiration so beautifully in each print, this collection really tells a story!
This weekend when I looked back through all my finished quilt photos to pick a couple to share with AGF's Instagram followers I was reminded of my Diamond Strings Quilt, a quick quilt-as-you-go in Pat Bravo's Rock & Romance that I made for my niece Ceci. I decided right away that this quilt idea would go perfectly with Gramercy!
As much as I love the ombré of solids happening at both the top and bottom of my first Diamond Strings, I'm not sure if the Gramercy color scheme will work just right for this part of the design. I've pulled a large stack of coordinating Pure Elements solids for a few other ideas I'm considering!
In order from top to bottom we have -- Patina Green, Sweet Mint, Tender Green, Fresh Water, Blueberry Zest, Canary, Empire Yellow, Peach Sherbet, Apricot Crepe, Creme de la Creme, Mocchiatto, Mink, Moonstone, and Caviar. These pretties were all pulled from my dwindling stash, but PE's Nocturnal, Quartz Pink, Ocean Waves, Mandarin, Icy Mint, and Spruce will all work perfectly!
My plan is to begin cutting tonight! Between this new quilt-as-you-go plan, my Scrappy Bear Paw blocks, and my Color Spectrum medallion style quilt in the works, I think there's plenty to keep me busy!
Be sure to stop back tomorrow for my weekly fabric giveaway! See you then! ♡ Maureen