This Ombre Gems Quilt Pattern is the brightest most colorful quilt I’ve made and that is what made it so fun make and to photograph!
Ombre gems started out as a scrappy version of itself but it felt too busy. I had just gotten a jelly roll of Vanessa Christensen’s Ombre fabrics and thought it might look really cool in this new design. The Ombre tones really surprised me as it went together and gave it so much dimension! It was one of those quilts that just makes you giddy as it goes together and a case of the end result turning out better than you envisioned ;)
I’m so visual so I have a hard time imagining what something will look like until it’s actually made.
This quilt pattern was first featured in Love Patchwork and Quilting. You can pick up your copy in their past issue or in my pattern shop.
Ombre Gems is not a difficult one to put together but it does have a lot of seams. It’s a generous throw size and absolutely could be made smaller or even larger. I’ve added an alternate layout for those of you who would prefer to make less blocks. (It’s down below)
I used 2 jelly rolls for my version but cutting WOF strips also works and can produce more accurate results. I quilted my Ombre Gems quilt with diagonal straight lines using my walking foot. I backed this bright and colorful Ombre quilt with a toned down Carolyn Friedlander print. I really like the simple black and white backing with such a colorful quilt. I arranged my blocks in an Ombre effect but rearranging randomly would also look great. Or keeping similar colors in a line. I also think this would look great in solids or scrappy same color blocks. I finished off my Ombre Gems Quilt with a grey ombre binding. If you have some ombre fabrics sitting around, make up this bright and colorful quilt and wrap yourself in happy :)
Ombre Fabrics by VandCo for Moda Fabrics
Kona White by Robert Kaufman
Backing: Carolyn Friedlander by Robert Kaufman: Mismatch Stripe
Batting: Warm and Plush (But I don’t recommend it! Use Warm and White or Warm and Natural)