Ombre Gems Quilt Along _ Take Two

The Ombre Gems quilt alongs are all finished but now you can join and sew along at your own pace!

Sign up for the self paced QAL below and you will have access to all of the planning pages, schedule, and extra tips tricks and videos.

I’m excited to announce another Ombre Gems Quilt Along!!

Ombre Gems Quilt along by Emily of

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 πŸ˜‰  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 πŸ™‚

RSVP for the Quilt along


March 19, 2018 – May 28, 2018
10 weeks

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.

Supplies needed

The Ombre Gems quilt pattern

Ombre gems quilt along

Ombre Fabrics:  Either a 20 count fat quarter bundle, 20 count 1/4 yard bundle or 2 jelly rolls


VandCo Original Ombres:
Fat Quarter Shop
Handmade is Heartmade

VandCo Confetti Ombres:
Fat Quarter Shop
Handmade is Heartmade

Cotton and Steel Pigment fabrics:
Fat Quarter Shop


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.

Original Ombre Gems Quilt

Scrappy Ombre Gems Quilt

Cotton and Steel Small Throw Version

2nd Ombre Gems Quilt

Ombre Gems Quilt

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.