Friday, July 8, 2011

ombre quilt

ombré |ˈämˌbrā|adjective;having a dyed, printed or woven design in which the color is graduated from light to dark.
I made this quilt for my friend, Bree, who is having her second baby, but first girl in August. Her baby shower was last night.  When I have a deadline (a shower), I can get things done.  No deadline = low productivity. (I have 3 quilt tops done. They've been waiting to be quilted for weeks and months, one of which is for my own children.)
I used triangles that were discards from 2 other quilts. I only had to add 2 different solid pinks (12 blocks total) to make the quilt big enough.
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  These images were pre-wash. After I washed and dried the quilt, I had to do some binding repair, which has never happened before. I'm glad I washed it before my friend did, so I could fix the problem before she saw it.

6 comments:

Angie said...

How cute is that? I love it. You are so creative. Makes me want to go spend some time with my bernina!!

Gray Family said...

love, love, love those colors!

Gina said...

Oh this is probably one of my favorite quilts that you've done. Love it.

abby said...

That is so cool! I would never have thought of that but I absolutely love it.

Bree said...

I love it too! Thank you so much!

wendy said...

your quilts are amazing. every single one.