Monday, August 12, 2013

Ombre Love | A Finished Quilt

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Have you noticed the ombre fabric trend that seems to keep popping up in fashion & home decor? Well it's now made its way into the quilting world! Vanessa Christenson's first fabric collection, Simply Color, features five different ombre quilting cottons and they were the inspiration for this quilt called Ombre Love. 

Ombre Love | A Finished Quilt

Each ombre strip finishes 2" wide & is broken up with thin strips of a white Kona cotton -- creating a "paint chip" effect. Those "paint chip" strips are then staggered back and forth, giving the quilt lots of movement. The vibrant colors really pop against the crisp, clean white! 

Ombre Love | A Finished Quilt

I quilted this Ombre Love quilt using horizontal wavy organic lines using my BERNINA walking foot and Aurifil thread in color 2024. The wavy organic lines create a fun quilted texture & keep movement in the entire design. If you haven't given wavy organic quilting a try, you should! It's a simple & forgiving way to quilt! 

The binding is a gray zig-zag design from the Simply Color fabric line. I love the "bias binding" look from using a chevron/zig-zag fabric! 

Ombre Love | A Finished Quilt


The finished Ombre Love quilt measures 58" x 58".

Happy Monday!
xo, Megan 

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40 comments:

  1. Abolutely fantastic!
    I really love it!

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  2. This is so gorgeous! Simply Color is one of my all-time favorite collections and I just love how you've used the ombres! Nice job!!!

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  3. Wow, what a great quilt! I love it. Nice job.

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  4. I love this quilt, it is really effective with the ombre fabrics!

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  5. Pattern coming soon? I have this fabric stashed, just waiting. ;)

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  6. Just wonderful colors and the shape is terrific -- great work - can we see a pattern in the future? #!}

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  7. Do you have a pattern for this? Would love to make one for my daughter.

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  8. Beautiful! Love the whole effect of the piecing and the quilting. Great job!

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  9. that is wonderful...have just ordered some of this fabric, wish id bought more colours though!

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  10. Love love this quilt! Great use of the ombré colors, those are such beautiful colors

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  11. Gorgeous quilt! I love the colors, layout - everything!

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  12. This is a fantastic quilt. So easy, but such great impact.

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  13. This is incredible. What a great quilt.

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  14. Love your quilt. the wavy quilting lines add the perfect texture to the ombre piecing.

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  15. Awesome quilt! Everything about it just works. Great job!

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  16. Oh my! Can it get any more AWESOME ?! Fabulous quilt

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  17. wow what a gorgeous quilt! I'm in love!

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  18. Absolutely beautiful! Love the quilting!

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  19. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous quilt with us!

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  20. Beautiful, such juicy colours.

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  21. Do you have the pattern for this quilt? Would love to make one like it.

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  22. This quilt really catches your eye! Beautiful and simple - a great combination.
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I have yardage of those! No I know what I can do with them!!!

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  24. It is LOVELY! What a great use of those fabrics!

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  25. This is a really amazing quilt, well done!

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  26. I totally love this quilt! I feel like I have to have my own!

    @pril
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    KoolBeenz Blog

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  27. Will you sell the pattern for this?

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