Ombre Tangled Quilt

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!

The Tangled pattern can be found here as a PDF, or here as a paper pattern.

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!

15 Responses to Ombre Tangled Quilt

  1. Mandy February 8, 2023 at 8:15 pm #

    So great to see you finishing a quilt, and what a gorgeous quilt it is. Happy Sewing! Mandy Hawkins.

  2. elin February 9, 2023 at 7:24 am #

    The quilt is lovely! I love all your patterns! They are quick and easy and perfect for me – a lazy quilter. Haha! Please enjoy the time with your kids as you shuttle them around. It goes so quickly and then they are off driving themselves.

    • Allison February 10, 2023 at 11:47 am #

      We have a new driver in a couple months and I’m a little terrified. :) I’d rather shuttle them around forever I think!

  3. Rosemary B February 9, 2023 at 7:36 am #

    this is such a fun quilt to make. I love the colors.
    this one turned out beautiful.

  4. Verna February 9, 2023 at 8:21 am #

    Hi Allison! It was so nice to see an email from you in my inbox. And, with such a beautiful quilt! I love the ombre. Sometimes breaks are needed but, it’s good to see you back. :)

    • Allison February 10, 2023 at 11:47 am #

      Thank you! Happy to be back!

  5. lswanekamp February 9, 2023 at 10:02 am #

    Glad to see your blog and your just lovely quilt!

  6. KarenFulbright February 10, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

    Hi Allison! Great to see you back. Sometimes life just helps you make time where you need it! Give yourself Grace, and love those kids through each phase. New drivers are terrifying! Mine was turned over to my husband and a LARGE truck where little damage to the occupants was likely to happen. I always thought I had nerves of steel… ummmm NO!
    I LOVE the new pattern. Our group project quilts this year are going to a large childrens hospital in our state… They are wonderful and kids need cuddlies! Hoping your pattern will be ready for the express! :D Blessings to you and yours!!!

  7. Robin RK February 12, 2023 at 11:24 am #

    We love hearing from you along with seeing your next quilt. I’m always looking for just the right quilt for my ombre fabrics, I think this may be it.

  8. CJ February 15, 2023 at 3:26 pm #

    Beautiful Ombre quilt!! Thanks for showing your process, maybe someday I will attempt to copy this with whatever ombre JR is out at the time. :)

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