Lately I’ve been writing about how much I love Moda’s new fabric line called “Ombre”, designed by V and Co. These fabrics are gradient solids which, when cut up, look like you’ve used multiple solids. I really like using these fabrics and designed this quilt around two colors from this line – Honey and Graphite Grey – and I’m so pleased with the results.
I had this design in mind for a while – to do staggered Missouri star blocks. I worked the design all out on graph paper and, because of all the varying negative space on this quilt, had to really do a lot of figuring and calculating – something I really like. No two rows were alike. There were some miscuts and ripping out, though. But that happens when you are not using a pattern!
One of the things I love best about this quilt is the grey gingham binding. I have a nice stash of small size ginghams and I think they make the sweetest bindings.
The background fabric is Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solid in White. Because of all the white in the background, I used Warm and White batting, a pure white batting from the Warm and Natural company which doesn’t create a dull background behind bright white fabrics. And it has the same feeling and low loft of regular Warm and Natural batting.
For the background fabric, I used this adorable flannel backing in Organic Cotton from Cloud 9 fabrics. The yellow and grey elephants were so cute and just matched the Ombre colors so well. The flannel is soft and makes such a nice backing for a child’s quilt.
The stars were made up entirely of Half Square Triangles, which finished at 2″ after being sewn in. This is what I used as my quilting guide, so the overall quilting grid is 2″. I used 50 wt. White Aurifil thread and quilted at a stitch length of 3.5. The quilting makes such a nice texture and drape.
The finished size of this quilt is 36″ x 52″ . I love how it turned out and have listed it in the shop.
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