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Welcome to Week 7!

This week we are back to 6 blocks!   Do you see I gave you a little break the last two weeks…? ;)

We will actually finish up our blocks in the next 3 weeks and assemble our quilt tops on the last week.  I don’t know about you but I’m getting excited for this colorful quilt to be done!

I had my blocks up on the wall this weekend to see how they are coming together.   I’ve decided to make a few changes by taking out some of the darker blocks.  I want to keep it light and bright.

Before (darker)

After (lighter)

I’m liking it better already even though that means making a few extra blocks!  I’m using a fat quarter bundle and should be able to get what I need from it.   Otherwise I’ll be digging into my ombre stash ;)


Week 7 / 10

This week we will:

  • Make 6 blocks

These can be either all full size blocks some full blocks and some full blocks and some half blocks.


 

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#ombregemsquiltalong

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Ombre Gems Official Post
Ombre Gems Week One
Ombre Gems Week Two
Ombre Gems Week Three
Ombre Gems Week Four
Ombre Gems Week Five
Ombre Gems Week Six
Ombre Gems Week Seven
Ombre Gems Week Eight
Ombre Gems Week Nine
Ombre Gems Week Ten

 

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The newest Quilty Love patterns are available today!

These two new patterns have been in the works for a while and I’m excited to see you all make them your own.

Up first is the fat quarter friendly pattern:   Sweet Summertime
Be sure to check out the Ninja Stars Quilt blog post also! Sweet Summertime quilt pattern This quilt pattern combines fun modern shapes and shows off those favorite fat quarters of yours so well.   Mix and match your fat quarter pieces together to create your own bright and colorful blocks.  I love a good mix and match fat quarter quilt :)

The Sweet Summertime quilt pattern is available in baby, throw and queen sizes.   Pick up a copy in the Quiltylove pattern shop.

pond fabric by elizabeth hartman

Sweet Summertime is sponsored by Fabric.com!   When fabric.com reached out about collaborating on a project together, it was an easy yes since I buy fabric from them all the time.

Fabric.com provided the fabrics for this quilt.  I chose Elizabeth Hartman’s gorgeous Pond line for Robert Kaufman.  I’ve had my eye on this fabric line for a while now and was thrilled to sew them up into a quilt.  You can find Pond fabrics to make your own Sweet Summertime quilt at fabric.com.

Sweet Summertime quilt pattern Orange Peel Quilting on a domestic machine

I tried something new on this quilt!   I really enjoy free motion quilting even though I’m still in the practicing stage.   I found a tutorial on pinterest to quilt orange peels using your domestic machine.   Orange peels is one of my favorite quilting designs so I decided to give it a try.

  • You first quilt a square grid using a walking foot.  I quilted a diagonal grid on mine.
  • Then you quilt the arcs in one fluid motion starting at the top of your straight line.   First you quilt one side weaving back and forth using a free motion foot.   Then repeat on the other side.
  • Flip your quilt and free motion the arcs the other way.

I ended up making a template and marking all of my lines but if you are a confident free motion quilter, marking probably isn’t necessary.  Or since I used the template, I could probably have skipped the straight line quilting and just used the template.

It was fun to try something new and I like how it turned out.

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Sweet Summertime Quilt Pattern

Sweet Summertime quilt pattern

Sweet Summertime has big bold blocks that go together in no time.  The quilt pattern includes directional fabric cutting instructions.   I admit, I’m not very good at worrying about directional fabrics!   I figure no one knows which way is up when they are snuggling with it ;)

Sweet Summertime quilt pattern Sweet Summertime quilt pattern This yellow block is one of my favorites!  The color combos in this Pond fabric line are so good! Sweet Summertime quilt pattern Sweet Summertime quilt pattern Sweet Summertime quilt pattern Sweet Summertime quilt pattern Sweet Summertime quilt pattern Sweet Summertime quilt pattern Sweet Summertime quilt pattern I still need to bind this quilt!  I couldn’t decide on a binding fabric and didn’t want to rush that stage.  It will either be a white binding or something dark like navy or dark  grey.   Or maybe even one of the yellows…. Sweet Summertime quilt pattern

If you are on Instagram be sure to use the hashtag #sweetsummertimequilt to share your progress!    I would love to see it!

Fabrics:
Pond Fabrics by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman
White:   Kona White by Robert Kaufman
Backing:  Pond dots in Pickle
Batting:   Warm and White
Spray baste:   505 Spray

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There are two new Quilty Love patterns available today!
Ninja Stars quilt is one of those two.   Be sure to check out the Sweet Summertime blog post also!
ninja stars jelly roll quilt
Ninja stars is just that, a star quilt pattern that reminds me of ninja stars ;)   I must be the mother of boys.   My boys definitely went through a Ninja stage.    Anyways, back to the quilt…

This quilt is a jelly roll friendly quilt pattern and has instructions for a scrappy version and non scrappy version.  It comes in two sizes:   Crib and Throw.   You will need one jelly roll precut or pull some strips from your stash or use up your 2.5in scraps!   I love a good jelly roll quilt and a good scrap quilt.   This one can be either!    ninja stars jelly roll quilt ninja stars jelly roll quilt This was the first time I used Tula Pink fabric!   I picked up a Slow and Steady jelly roll because there are so many prints in this line that I love!   Not sure why it took so long to jump on the Tula Pink bandwagon!  Tula colors are so bold and beautiful :)  ninja stars jelly roll quilt ninja stars jelly roll quilt ninja stars jelly roll quilt Ninja Stars quilt is backed in this Free Fall wide backing by Tula Pink.   This is the softest fabric ever!   It reminded me of the soft, drapey silkiness of the Target sheets I’ve used as backings in the past.   It’s definitely a backing I’ll be using again.   Using a wide backing is the best because there is no cutting or piecing! ninja stars jelly roll quilt ninja stars jelly roll quilt ninja stars jelly roll quilt ninja stars jelly roll quilt This Tula Pink Ninja Stars quilt is straight line quilted with one inch diagonal lines using a walking foot.   I used the Hera Marker to mark the lines before quilting. ninja stars jelly roll quilt ninja stars jelly roll quilt ninja stars jelly roll quilt ninja stars jelly roll quilt ninja stars jelly roll quilt

If you are on Instagram be sure to use the hashtag #ninjastarsquilt to share your progress!    I would love to see it!

Fabrics:
Slow and Steady by Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics
White:   Robert Kaufman Kona in White
Backing:   Tula Pink Freefall – best fabric ever!!
Binding:   Timeless Treasures stripe
Batting:   Warm and White

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Ninja stars quilt pattern

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Today I’m excited to share this Triangle Pop Quilt  for the Bountiful blog Tour.   Bountiful fabrics are Sharon Holland’s newest fabric line with Art Gallery Fabrics.  I was thrilled to work with these beautiful tones and prints.  The yellows, blues and greens in this line are so good!

These fabrics are gorgeous and come in two colorways:  Plant and Harvest.   I chose a mix of the two for my triangle pop quilt but mostly used the Plant colorway.  I’m on a mission to create more man friendly quilts for the men in my family and hoped this might fit the bill ;)

triangle pop quilt

The Triangle Pop quilt shows off these beautiful fabrics perfectly.   Triangle pop is such a quick quilt to make so I’ve made several of them already.  I used my go-to grey background fabric for this one.   It’s Kona in the color silver.   As much as I love white backgrounds (and will never stop using it!) a grey background is so practical.

triangle pop quilt triangle pop quilt To keep with the modern feel of this quilt, I straight line quilted 3/4in lines using my walking foot.  I used a Hera Marker for the first time on this quilt!   I took some photos and will share how to use this neat tool in a future post.  triangle pop quilt triangle pop quilt triangle pop quilt triangle pop quilt This Triangle pop quilt is backed with this fun blue Haymow stack print.    I really love it as the backing!  triangle pop quilt triangle pop quilt I wasn’t quite finished binding in this photo above but I had to take advantage of the sunny day we had to grab some photos ;) triangle pop quilt triangle pop quilt triangle pop quilt triangle pop quilt

Fabrics:   Bountiful by Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics
Background:   Robert Kaufman Kona in Silver
Tools Used:
Hera Marker by Clover
Warm and White Batting
505 Spray Baste
60 degree Triangle Ruler
Triangle Pop Quilt Pattern


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