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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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Welcome to week 6 of the Ombre Gems Quilt Along!

We are cruising right along on this colorful quilt along!   So many pretty blocks and quilt tops are popping up on Instagram!   Here are a few that caught my eye.

My first block for the #ombregemsquiltalong Need to work on the points of the corners 😬

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Week 6 / 10

This week we will:

  • Make 5 blocks

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


I caught up on my blocks this weekend :)   I’ll post my own progress next week since it is rainy and dreary here today so photos are not happening.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag when posting your progress in Instagram!

#ombregemsquiltalong

Grab a copy of the Ombre Gems Quilt pattern and join along!


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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This week marks the half way point of our ten week quilt along!   By the end of this week we should have 20 blocks completed.

If you opted to do the alternate version, you will be done with your blocks this week!   Way to go if that’s you!

ombre gems uilt I’ve been trying to stay a week ahead on this quilt along but that didn’t happen this week!   So I’ll be finishing up my blocks this week and only have this photo to show for my progress ;)


Week 5 / 10

This week we will:

  • Make 5 blocks

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


 

There are some pretty awesome quilt tops coming along on instagram!   Be sure to browse through the hashtag and show some love :)

#ombregemsquiltalong

Grab a copy of the Ombre Gems Quilt pattern and join along!


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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  • Amanda - I’m loving this quilt along! It’s one of those projects that makes you feel accomplished quickly ☺ReplyCancel

  • Liz - I have to wait until my ombré fabrics come in from Craftsy, I’m starting very late! I just didn’t have the money for the fabric when you guys started and then they had a sale, I have so many projects going on now and I’m going to start another one… can you say “SQUIRREL” lol! I’m in!!!ReplyCancel

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Welcome to week 4 of the Ombre Gems quilt along!

How is everyone doing?!   This week brings our total blocks to 15!   The next two weeks we are making a few less blocks so that will be a good time to catch up if you are falling behind.

ombre gems quilt along

 


Week 4 / 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.


Here are my 6 blocks for the week! I made 4 full blocks and 4 half blocks.

I’ve been cutting more from the lighter side of my fat quarters to lighten up my blocks.   I’m liking the results already!

Here are all 15 of my blocks together.   It’s starting to look like an Ombre Gems quilt!!

Keeping track of the blocks I still need to make on the coloring page.  The completed blocks have shaded centers. (I need to re-do the light peach block and a half since I ran out of white and used grey instead.)

Working on accuracy

My blocks are coming together so much easier than the original quilt.   I’m using a fat quarter bundle this time which means I’m cutting the width myself.   Jelly roll strips can be really tricky to work with since the widths of them can vary.   I highly recommend trimming them to an exact 2.5in wide before using them.

Cutting consistently will go a long way in lining up your blocks.

Sewing a 1/4in seam consistently will also go a long way.

I admit, I can struggle at doing both of these things!   There are two things that really improve my accuracy.   One is the Stripology ruler.   I have a tendency to not cut exact measurements.   The stripology ruler pretty much forces an accurate cut.

The second thing is my 1/4in foot for my sewing machine.   I love this thing!   It lives on my machine 90% of the time I’m sewing!   My machine came with this foot, so check out your extra parts because you might have one too!

That black guide ensures a 1/4in seam.   Piecing is easy and mindless when you can push it through using that black guide.   A common mistake quilters make is assuming their regular foot is 1/4in to the edge.   This is not always the case!   That distance measure 3/8in on a lot of sewing machine feet.   So if you are having trouble lining up points and seams, measure the distance you are assuming is 1/4in to see if it actually is!

 

Giveaway this week!

Also, this week there is a giveaway!   One lucky Ombre Gems Quilt Alonger will win this Basic Grey Grunge layer cake!  I’ll choose someone from the hashtag so be sure to share your blocks on instagram!

 

#ombregemsquiltalong

Grab a copy of the Ombre Gems Quilt pattern and join along!


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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