Welcome to week 3 of the Ombre Gems quilt along!
Blocks are starting to come together this week! Hopefully by now you have made a few blocks and are starting to get the hang of how they are going together. Once you make a few they start to get faster and easier.
Jelly Roll strips vs Fat Quarters
My blocks this time around are turning out much better than my original quilt. I was winging it for the original and didn’t actually write the pattern until it was done. I also am using a fat quarter bundle this time around and used jelly roll strips for the original. Those jelly roll strips were a lot trickier! I would recommend checking and cutting your jelly roll strips to an exact 2.5in wide before using them!
One thing I am already noticing with the fat quarters is that my blocks are a little darker. There is definitely less color variation in the fat quarters. I’m playing around with reversing the cutting order on some the blocks to use more of the light areas.