Well hey! I didn't mean to take such a long break from posting, but I think I say that almost every time I post now, so I'm just accepting it. Somehow I was locked out of my website, and I knew it would be a nightmare to figure out how to get back in (it was!) so I put it off for too long. At least I have some fun quilts to share now!
While I was making my first Tangled quilt last year I knew I had to remake it in ombre...it's such a great pattern for it! The last quilt I used ombre in was Trellis, and there's just something about organizing and laying out these blocks by color that is so satisfying.
This pattern is such an easy way to use a jelly roll (this is the jelly roll I used). I laid these out on my sewing table and spent a free 15 minutes here and there sewing blocks together as I could.
This pattern has scrappy blocks scattered throughout the design (so that you can make a throw size quilt using 1 jelly roll). To make those with the ombre fabrics, I kept all my scraps in a pile and then after making my normal blocks and laying them out on the floor, I put the scrappy blocks together using the most similar colors so it wouldn't lose the ombre effect.
Some of them don't perfectly fit in the ombre design, but in the finished quilt you can't tell at all. I swear it takes me longer to lay out and arrange the blocks than it does to make all of the blocks! My husband teases me because I need to "stare" at something for hours before it feels right and I can make a decision.
Kaitlyn quilted this for me and did this beautiful fan design. The backing is one of my favorites, this 108" wide back fabric that I've used on at least 6 or 7 quilts. I use a lot of blues and teals in my quilts so it always matches!
Last year I can count on one hand the number of quilts I made...which hasn't happened since I started quilting, and I felt kind of sad about it at the end of the year! I love having a project to work on in the background, it makes me feel like I'm accomplishing something even when most my days are spent as the kids shuttle driver. Here's to more quilting (and posting) this year!