Dear Chocolate Brown,

I’m leaving you for gray.  I’m sorry.  I hope it doesn’t hurt your feelings too much.  I’ll be back to visit a lot I’m sure.  But for now, I need to be with gray.  I hope you understand.  Look at my latest quilt top.

Gray Rectangles

Clearly we’re meant to be together.



37 Responses to “Dear Chocolate Brown,”

  1. Live a Colorful Life November 23, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    haha. Alissa, this was so funny. It really brightened up my day. Thanks!
    Oh, and your quilt looks fabulous with gray!

  2. cheryl November 23, 2009 at 11:07 am #

    wow, beautiful! i love you gray.

  3. Amy (badskirt) November 23, 2009 at 11:08 am #

    oh! I’m loving dark greys at the moment too. I have actually sewn with any, but I’m looking left and right for the perfect grey prints. What solid grey are you opting for?

  4. nichole November 23, 2009 at 11:12 am #

    how beautiful! the grey really does look great with those bright colors.

  5. Jackie November 23, 2009 at 11:16 am #

    Oh no, what will chocolate ever do?? Hopefully you are not quitting the candy too? I do love the gray in this quilt. It was the right choice, chocolate will just have to understand.

  6. Emily November 23, 2009 at 11:16 am #

    I love love LOVE IT!!!

  7. Cristin November 23, 2009 at 11:26 am #

    Great choice! I adore grey as well :-)

  8. wendy November 23, 2009 at 11:39 am #

    Grey and yellow is the new chocolate brown and pink!!!

  9. rosamaria November 23, 2009 at 11:57 am #

    i love greys to!

  10. Trisha November 23, 2009 at 11:58 am #

    Oh, I love it! Looks greeat! Although in general I think it’s a hard call between chocolate brown and dark gray…

  11. CitricSugar November 23, 2009 at 12:54 pm #

    Oh, my goodness, did I ever laugh at this one! I am still keeping dark brown in my colour harem though grey is getting more attention these days…. I can never be faithful to one just one neutral. I need them all. Except for white. I could trade in white. :-)

  12. Isa November 23, 2009 at 1:03 pm #

    Oh Love!!

  13. Cheryl Arkison November 23, 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    Well, who can blame you?! But you still have some white in there.

  14. kate November 23, 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    Very nice!!

  15. Audrie November 23, 2009 at 1:47 pm #

    I think you and grey will be very happy together hehe

  16. Elizabeth November 23, 2009 at 2:12 pm #

    Lovely! Is it Kona Coal?

    • Alissa November 24, 2009 at 10:12 am #

      Nope – a different 100% cotton from Joanns. I’d say a little closer to the Kona Medium Gray but kinda in between that and the Kona Coal.

  17. jaybird November 23, 2009 at 2:24 pm #

    you crack me up! work with what makes you happy.. that’s what i say!

  18. nettie peterson November 23, 2009 at 2:26 pm #

    love it! and also love grey alot too…i need to use it more.

  19. Mary on Lake Pulaski November 23, 2009 at 2:36 pm #

    Grey appears to be sweeping the nation(s)!

  20. Andi November 23, 2009 at 3:00 pm #

    Gorgeous quilt Alissa.

  21. Jenny November 23, 2009 at 3:06 pm #

    Just sublime.

  22. wishes, true and kind November 23, 2009 at 5:24 pm #

    Love the gray :)

  23. Rossie November 23, 2009 at 5:31 pm #

    beautiful! (I can’t believe gray is cheating on me…with you!)

    • Alissa November 24, 2009 at 10:11 am #

      Ha!! I’m allowing us to have an open relationship.

  24. Meg November 23, 2009 at 5:41 pm #

    Gorgeous–no one could blame you!

  25. Amber November 23, 2009 at 8:01 pm #

    I love me some gray! And I love Rossie’s comment!

  26. erin vega November 24, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    i really love the look of this! the thin stripes and dots are a great combo. don’t you love grey??? i just did a munki munki christmas quilt, and used a new (smokey/heathered) gray flannel sheet for the sashing (flannel b/c the munki was all flannel). it really made the colors pop!! i’m sooo with you on the gray!!

  27. Latifah November 24, 2009 at 9:24 am #

    I’ve been in love with Grey for awhile! Is this Kona Coal? I just cut up two yards last night for my latest quilt!

    Very pretty!

    • Alissa November 24, 2009 at 10:11 am #

      It’s not Kona Coal. Was at Joann’s and they didn’t have it so it’s a different 100% cotton from there. I was impatient! It’s really close to the Kona Medium Gray I’d say.

  28. Ashley November 24, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    Very, very nice! Those are great colors, and again, loving those rectangles!

  29. Nicole Gendy November 24, 2009 at 5:12 pm #

    I have been loving grey in the last few years. It hasn’t made it’s way into a quilt yet, but I just bought a whole bunch of a medium light grey to use in something!

  30. tina November 24, 2009 at 11:03 pm #

    This is an amazing quilt! I just love it Alissa!


  31. izzy inspired November 25, 2009 at 10:20 am #

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!! that’s all that needs to be said…..LOVE!

  32. courney.janelle.sews November 26, 2009 at 8:26 am #

    Was it Quilters Solids, or one of those newer expensive “organic” solids? I never bought any of their non-Kona solids while working there but was curious about them…have you washed it? How did it wash up?

    Oh ummmmm I LOVE this quilt, too, btw.

  33. Debbie November 27, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    Great quilt! From another HUGE fan of grey.

  34. jacquie November 29, 2009 at 7:11 pm #

    and with orange…it’s heaven.

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