Ombre Gems Quilt _ The bonnie and camille one

Happy to share this scrappy Ombre Gems quilt with you all today! Since it’s the end of the Ombre Gems Quilt Along I thought this would be the perfect way to close it out.   I had good intentions of having my VandCo Ombre Ombre Gems quilt done and ready to share but.. nope.   Life got busy and it has been sitting basted for over a week.

But this scrappy quilt has been done for a few weeks now and I’m excited to finally share it!   When I was designing this pattern waaay back a year ago I made a test block using Bonnie and Camille scraps.  I really liked it and it made me curious to see an entire scrappy quilt.    So being the very visual person I am, I promptly made one so I could see it 😉

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This was a great way to use up a lot of my Bonnie and Camille scraps and even break into some new fat quarters.    I kept the color gradient going like the original version.  ombre gems quiltombre gems quiltombre gems quiltThis quilt is pretty large at 62in x 78in and ends up being pretty heavy with all the seams but being the ambitious quilter that I am, I went ahead and tackled it on my small domestic machine.

I went with 3/4in spaced multi stitch zig zags.  Find the zig zag walking foot quilting tutorial here.   I was super happy with how flat and taut the fabric all stayed with this one!   That doesn’t always happen!   Maybe it was the bottle of starch on it that helped 😉  I use this starch liberally.  I’m a spray baster 100% of the time and this is the spray baste I use.ombre gems quiltombre gems quilt

ombre gems quiltombre gems quiltI went with a white and navy polka dot for the backing.   These polka dots are from the new Bonnie and Camille basics line.   It is finished with a bias navy striped binding.ombre gems quiltSo much pretty color in this one!   Just look at all that scrappy goodness!ombre gems quiltombre gems quiltombre gems quilt

Here’s a few tips if you want to tackle your own scrappy Ombre Gems Quilt:
  • Ombre Gems Quilt Pattern found here
  • Pull from your 2.5in wide scraps.
  • Use starch.   Lots of starch.   And then use more starch.  I use this starch.
  • Let the imperfections go!   There are plenty of them in this quilt.   Quite a few lost corners but no one cares when it’s all put together and looking pretty!
  • Be sure to baste it well since the top is a bit heavier with all the seams.


Materials Used:
Bonnie and Camille Fabrics
Backing:   Bliss Dot in Navy
Batting:   Warm and White
Spray Baste

Pieced and quilted on a Janome 4120 QDC.  I use this walking foot.


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