Friday, July 22, 2022

An Ombre Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt / Beauties Pageant 182

I am in love with my latest finish, an ombre version of my Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt

There was no recipient in mind when I took this project on; I simply wanted to see what a jelly roll of V And Co’s Ombre Fairy Dust would look like in REJR form. I think we can agree: It’s pretty amazing!

The hardest part of this project was getting it to the top of my priority list so I could finish it. At one point I decided to send it to a longarmer, and then I realized that I had spray-basted it months before, thinking that would motivate me to quilt and bind it. Getting it longarmed was, therefore, out of the question. (Blerg.)

In the end, I quilted straight lines that mimic the chevron shape, which I also did in this version. It was both super effective and super fast, and made me feel silly for putting it off for so long.

At the suggestion of my local quilt shop owner, I bound this beauty in the same hue of eggplant that appears in the strips. I think it was the perfect solution and better than the navy I originally had planned.

Truth be told, with all that navy, this is not a Golden Retriever-friendly color palette, so I’ll be selling or gifting this beauty. No worries … I am officially an ombre convert and have a jelly roll of V And Co’s Ombre Galaxy to sew up next with a light background. 

If youve made your own projects with ombre fabric lines, Id love to see them. Please post them in this weeks linky!

To read more about my process of sewing this quilt top, click here.

To sew your own Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt, click here.

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  1. So, so gorgeous, Michelle!!! The quilting really works! And yes to the eggplant binding!!!

  2. Oh, that's such a pretty quilt! I love ombre fabrics!

  3. The extra movement the ombre strips give the design is so delightful!

  4. That's a wonderful quilt. I love it! Well done it's so pretty!

  5. Like you, I prefer a white or light background. But am always amazed when I see the colors pop with the black.

  6. Such a pretty quilt and love the movement in the quilt and the sparkle of little stars in the fabric. Thank you for hosting the link party.

  7. This one is a real winner. And the quilting is perfect for it. Great finish.

  8. It's a beauty! I've never used ombre fabrics but I think I'll have to go get me a jelly roll :-)

  9. Well done Michelle. Isn't it nice when it all works out! Take care and thanks for the party!

  10. Lovely & well done to you. Take care & hugs..


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