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Monday, September 26, 2016

Ombre Confetti

A few weeks ago I was in one of my local quilt shops
and saw this new fabric.
On the edge of the bolts it was okay,
but the sales clerk suggested I unroll a bit of the fabric.

Opening the fabric totally changed the look of the fabric.
It was ombre and went from light to dark,
all on the same bolt.

I quickly bought 1/8 of a yard of 8 colorways
and began to think about what to make.

I could cut a 4 1/2" strip from what I purchased
and then subcut those strips into 2 1/2" rectangles.

After pairing each rectangle with a white rectangle,
this is what I have.

Ombre Confetti!

The colors go from light to dark as the pieces
go from top to bottom.

Here is a close-up of the blues.
It went from light to dark from side to side on the bolt.

The colors are bright and deep and fun!
There were a couple of other colorways of the Ombre fabrics
that I didn't purchase.
I've already thought of a quilt to make using the 
gray to black and yellow to orange colorways.

I need to finish the corners
and then the challenge of finding some border fabrics begins.
Maybe a black and white print?
Polka dots?

This will be a bright and colorful baby quilt!

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Happy Quilting!


canuckquilter said...

Very clever! We have lots of ombre at the shop where I work but I haven't played with it. That may now change :)

Libby in TN said...

I am drawn to ombre fabrics, bought a lot, at a loss what to do with them.

Kat said...

Great idea for using those ombre fabrics, it looks awesome.

Kat said...

Great idea for using those ombre fabrics, it looks awesome.

straythreads said...

Very striking! Looks wonderful

swooze said...

I think another geese quilt in these fabrics would be awesome!

swooze said...

Haha I'm mixing up blogs...lol

swooze said...

http://thecolorfulfabriholic.blogspot.com/2016/09/finished-baby-quilt.html?m=1 This is the quilt I was referring to

Needled Mom said...

That turned out beautifully! I just love those ombre fabrics.

Nann said...

What a great way to use this unusual fabric!

Kate said...

A very clever design that really shows off the fabrics. Beautifully done!

Julie said...

What a beautiful quilt and great use of the ombre fabrics. I have seen them, but haven't purchased any or knew what to do with them. This is fantastic!

Vicki in MN said...

Wow this is fantastic! Pattern writing in your future perhaps??

AnnieO said...

It looks very fun and really energetic. Dots sound great for border.

Glory said...

Ramona. your clever use of fabric never ceases to amaze me!