Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ombre Rainbow

I started this quilt almost immediately after buying the jelly roll. I was so excited to play with these fun fabrics! The ombre effect lends itself well to just about any modern design you could think up, but I went with a simple rainbow.
Ombre Rainbow
I felt a bit silly sewing the jelly roll strips back together, but yardage isn't available for this collection quite yet so I made do with what I had on hand! Once I had my color blocks sewn together I played with placement. I ultimately decided on placing them in rainbow order separated by thin white strips of kona and a thin strip of the grey ombre. I pieced the grey ombre so that the colors faded outward in contrast to the color blocks, which fade towards the center of the quilt. Once I had that layout on the design wall I KNEW that I had to keep that element. It adds so much movement to the quilt!
Ombre Rainbow
For the quilting, I went with simple straight lines and I changed my thread color to blend with the background. I really like that the ombre effect in the fabric means that the quilting lines fade in and out just as the fabric does! That also meant that I could simply pull threads from my stash - I easily had thread to match some part of each color block!
Ombre Rainbow - back
For the backing I dug into my stash (yay!) and used up the last of my blue raindrops and blue flowers. I was a bit short on each print, so I added some Quilter's Linen. I love this green color!
Ombre Rainbow - back
A grey polka dot binding finishes this quilt off, and ties in so well with the grey ombre strips!
Ombre Rainbow - back
Quilt is now listed in the Shop!

19 comments:

Little Island Quilting said...

Amazing how something so simple can be so effective.

Gill said...

Fabulous! I love it!

Cola said...

What a great use of color! Great job!! :)

Carla said...

This is gorgeous! Love the straight line quilting. I just finished doing a quilt with this type of quilting.

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Very very cute!

Heather D. said...

Veeery cool. I think you've really taken advantage of this type of fabric in just the right way.

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Love it! It is gorgeous.

Debbie said...

oh I like this ALOT! Very clever & just a nice modern look.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Great idea--such a cool use of this fabric!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

So gorgeous! The way you've placed the fabrics is so effective, love the binding too!

Kati said...

So simple and perfect! I love how it came together!

felicity said...

Totally rad. Love it!

Chelsea said...

Such a great use of the fabric! I love it, particularly reversing the grey.

Heather A said...

Brilliant! So fascinating and such clever use of the fabrics! The grey polka dot binding is a nice touch, too. Congrats and many "I'm not worthy's".

Sue Daurio said...

Wow, that is just gorgeous!!

Jeanette said...

Love this quilt! The grey and white strips set off the colors so well!

Myra said...

That is just beautiful! I love it!

V and Co. said...

love it. :)

emedoodle said...

I'm itching to get my hands on some of this fabric! I love what you've done with it!!