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.
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.
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.
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.
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!