I’m excited to announce another Ombre Gems Quilt Along!!
With the release of two beautiful new ombre fabric lines, it seems like a good time to do one. Go ahead and RSVP to stay up to date on this quilt along!
This quilt along will be very similar to last year’s Ombre Gems quilt along. I like to think it’s new and improved though ;) There are better cutting instructions and more specific fabric placements. If you started last year and still don’t have a completed quilt, join us!
If you want very specific instructions to finish your quilt using all of the Ombre colors, I’ve got you covered! Just get the exact fabric requirements below and we will be making identical quilts :)
March 19, 2018 – May 28, 2018
How to follow along
- Follow along on Instagram using the hashtag #ombregemsquiltalong.
- Sign up to receive the weekly e-mails during the quilt along by hitting the RSVP button above.
- A new quilt along blog post will be up each Monday of the QAL.
Ombre Fabrics: Either a 20 count fat quarter bundle, 20 count 1/4 yard bundle or 2 jelly rolls
WHERE TO FIND FABRICS:
Stripology Ruler: This pattern requires lots of 2.5in squares. You will want to pull out your Stripology ruler for this one! It’s a huge time saver. It’s not a necessity at all but is helpful.
Starch: Starch will really be your friend for these blocks. I use this basic starch but get it from my big box store.
A lot of grace: Ha. I’m not kidding! Seams will not always line up, points will not always match. But it is still going to look beautiful when it’s done! I feel like I’m FINALLY getting good accurate blocks after making this quilt FOUR times. The quilt along will be my fifth Ombre Gems quilt.
There will be a few prizes throughout the quilt along.
Catching Stitches has a really great prize we will give away towards the end. Keri is donating a quilt kit for one lucky winner.
A couple Tied with a Ribbon PDF patterns will be given away. Check out Jemima’s patterns if you haven’t already!
And Kaitlyn of Knot and Thread Design is back with a really good quilting discount on Ombre Gems Quilts! All Ombre Gems quilts receive a 20% quilting discount. Also, one lucky winner will receive FREE quilting!!
And of course there will be some Quilty Love patterns given away!
The Ombre Gems Quilt
The Ombre Gems quilt has two options. One is a larger throw and one is a smaller throw. Make it with ombre fabrics, make it scrappy or do something unique.
Cotton and Steel Small Throw Version
Who is this quilt along for?
This quilt along is best for those who have made a few quilts. You understand the 1/4in seam allowance and your cutting is decent. If you are a beginner and a perfectionist this might be a little frustrating for you since accurate seam allowances and cuts will be crucial!
But hey, if you are a beginner and aren’t afraid of a few seams not lining up… go for it! If you look closely at my original you will find plenty of seams that don’t line up. This one will test your patience of lining up seams but I’m not a quilting perfectionist so I’m ok with these little flaws.
I would love to have you join along! Don’t forget to RSVP so you don’t miss a thing.