Ombre Half Square Triangle Quilt

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This is my last quilt for 2016.  It’s something I wanted to make for a while – a quilt that matches our bedroom colors.  It’s a nice throw size for when you want to take a nap back in the bedroom.  And I made it with one of my favorite fabrics, Ombre, from V&Co.  This quilt was made with just one color of Ombre!  It’s a gradiated fabric and it gives the appearance that you used several different fabrics.

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I made this quilt entirely from half square triangles.  I made them using an eight-at-a-time method, which I’m going to write about in my next post.  It’s a super fast way to make eight HSTs, sewing only two seams together and making 4 cuts.  I made the blocks 4.5″ and I made a total of 192 blocks.

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I also did something that I did in my last quilt, which was to use two layers of batting.  I liked it so much in my Dotted Flying Geese quilt that I thought I would try it again.  It makes a very warm quilt.  I used one layer of Warm and Natural 100% cotton batting and one layer of Hobb’s 80/20 batting.  I was still able to machine quilt with no puckering or tucks.  I made sure to lower the tension on my machine.  I quilted with Aurifil 50 wt thread at a 4.0 stitch length.

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For the backing, I used a favorite fabric – Modern Background Notes by Zen Chic. I love the writing on this fabric and thought it was perfect for this quilt.

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I used a very simple binding, because I didn’t want the quilt to be too busy.  I cut 2.5″ strips for the binding and sewed it on by machine using this method.

The finished quilt measures 64″ x 48″.   I love the way it turned out and it looks so nice at the foot of our bed.

Thanks for stopping by and here’s wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!

Elaine

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13 thoughts on “Ombre Half Square Triangle Quilt

  1. Terry

    Very nice love the colors ,never though to use ombré fabric to make a quilt with hafe sq triangles and doubling the batting thank you for share. Merry Christmas

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    1. Beech Tree Lane Handmade Post author

      Bernadette: Thank you so much for your interest, but I haven’t written up any patterns. This quilt is pretty simple: I made up HSts and then laid them out in a light dark pattern that I liked and just sewed up the rows. Easy!

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  2. karen swann

    Just the gift for my daughter this Christmas! I might still be able to pull it off 🙂 Do remember how much yardage of the Ombre you bought? LOVE this quilt!

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    1. Beech Tree Lane Handmade Post author

      You know, I think I used about 4.5 yards for the front and the backing took 4 yards, pieced. I hope you can find it – Moda isn’t making more of Ombre right now. It’s maddening – I think it should be a basic fabric, like their Bella Solids.

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    1. Beech Tree Lane Handmade Post author

      Jane: In the post, I mention that I only used one fabric – Ombre in Taupe. It looks like different lights and darks, but it’s all one fabric. I also mention that I cut 4.5″ HST, which when sewn in, end up being 4″ blocks. I hope this helps.

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  3. Carol Locke

    Beautiful quilt! I hope to make it in shades of blue for my daughter-in-law who loves blue! Thanks for sharing all of your gorgeous quilts! Happy Holidays!

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