jelly roll friendly
This Ombre Gems Quilt Pattern is the brightest most colorful rainbow quilt I’ve made and that is what made it so fun to make and to photograph!
Ombre gems started out as a scrappy version of itself but it felt too busy. I had just gotten a jelly roll of Vanessa Christensen’s Ombre fabrics and thought it might look really cool in this new design. The Ombre tones really surprised me as it went together and gave it so much dimension! It was one of those quilts that just makes you giddy as it goes together and a case of the end result turning out better than you envisioned ;)
I’m so visual so I have a hard time imagining what something will look like until it’s actually made.
This quilt pattern was first featured in Love Patchwork and Quilting. You can pick up your copy in their past issue or in my pattern shop.
Get your jelly rolls ready because I have a fun new jelly roll friendly quilt pattern to share today. Jelly rolls are one of my favorite precuts because it’s the easiest way to get the entire fabric line all at once. They are fun to collect because they look so cute sitting on a shelf. That makes them easy to hoard ;) But not today! Choose your favorite one and whip up this easy and fun quilt pattern.
My love affair with Robert Kaufman Essex linen continues with this fun and modern Solids Granny Square Quilt.
I had a fat quarter bundle of Art Gallery solids sitting around so I turned them into a quilt. I really loved the first granny square quilt I made so I decided to make another. You can find a basic tutorial for this block here.
These granny square blocks are easy to make and the perfect block to make a few at a time here and there. I’m not one to have multiple projects going on at the same time but this one was one that I took a little longer on. I made quilt blocks as I had time or felt like working on them.
I quilted straight lines on this one using my walking foot. I backed it with this Windham fabrics script wideback. The black and white backing is the perfect contrast to the very colorful quilt top.
Every once in a while I quilt standing up using my kitchen island. It’s easier on my shoulders and keeps me from sitting all day ;)
These photos were taken post wash so it’s all crinkled up. If you love crinkle then you will love Essex linen because it gets extra wrinkly. I used warm and plush batting which caused the quilt to shrink up and wrinkle even more than normal. (I’ve switched back to regular Warm and White batting). Fabric Used**:
Grey: Essex Linen by Robert Kaufman
Solids: Art Gallery Pure Elements Solids
Backing: Wideback by Windam Fabrics
Binding: Timeless treasures stripe
Batting: Warm and Plush