Ombré Confetti Herringbone Child’s Quilt

Ombre Confetti Herringbone Quilt Front

(Note:  This quilt is now available in a PDF pattern!  It includes instructions for two sizes:  baby/crib 36″ x 48″ and throw 48″ x 60″.   The pattern is available in my shop. )

I am a big fan of Moda’s V&Co Ombré gradient fabric.  So when they came out with Ombré Confetti Metallic this year, I was very excited to use it.  It’s Ombré with confetti sprinkled on it! The design possibilities are endless with these fabrics and so much fun.  I know I’m going to be sewing with them for a while.  The colors are amazing – there are twenty different ones in all! For this quilt, I kept it to just 5 colors, with the grey being the predominant color.

Herringbone Quilt Folded

I had so many ideas for different quilts using this fun fabric.  I wanted a block where I could pair the solid Ombré with the Confetti Ombré,  so I designed a little herringbone child’s quilt.

Herringbone Quilt back and front

I made 192 Half Square Triangles for this quilt.  The quilt finished size is 36″ x 48″.  I made all the HSTs by using my eight-at-a-time method, which is just so fast.  The HSTs were 3.5″ trimmed and 3″ after being sewn in.

Herringbone Quilt Folded II

I used five colors and Kona White for the background.  The graphite grey color was sort of my anchor color and I used twice as many HSTs in that color than the other four.

Herringbone Quilt front

For the backing fabric, I knew I wanted something that was not as busy as the front of the quilt and I was hoping to find something in a grey that I liked.  I found this fabric, by Moda, called “Shooting Stars” from the “Stellar Baby” line that I really liked and had some sweet words:

Herringbone Quilt Backing Detail

 

Herringbone Quilt folds

I used two layers of Warm and Natural cotton batting for this quilt.  Do you feel sometimes that one layer of Warm and Natural is just too light? Sometimes I want a warmer quilt and so I tried it on this one.  The basting process went great and it quilted up like a champ, with no puckers or problems.  And it has double the warmth.

Herringone Quilt Stacked

I debated how to quilt this herringbone pattern.  I decided to go ahead and follow the zigzag pattern of the quilt, although this was going to require a lot of shifting of the quilt in the machine.  However, I broke out my knee lifter and that helped a ton – I didn’t have to take my hands off the quilt to lift up the presser foot to shift the quilt.  I don’t need this gadget often, but when I do, I’m so glad I have it.

Herringbone Quilt Front Scrunched

For the binding, there was no question I was going to carry the grey dominant color to the binding – and that confetti fabric is perfect for a fun binding.  I cut 2.5″ strips to make the binding.  Here is a tutorial on how I did that.

 

Herringbone quilt detail

I can’t wait to sew with some more Ombré Confetti!  It’s so fun.

I’m listing the quilt in the Shop.

Thanks for stopping in!
Elaine

 

 

15 thoughts on “Ombré Confetti Herringbone Child’s Quilt

  1. Linda Cosgrove

    Absolutely beautiful Elaine. Can’t wait to start something with those gorgeous colours. Must hurry up and finish my Moomin quilts for the Twins….

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  2. Beverly Cutruzzula

    Stunning quilt! Your posts inspire me daily! I am certain I am not the only one who hopes you will offer patterns for your beautiful quilts.

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  3. karen s

    What a gorgeous quilt! I love how you arranged all those beautiful colors–and the greys just set everything off so perfectly. Quick question–I love V & Co’s ombres, but am wondering if the metallic dots are scratchy. I’ve never worked with anything shiny like this.

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  4. Vicki Hoffmann

    I absolutely love this quilt!! How do you determine where to place all of the colors? Just eye it when laying it out? I can decipher a pattern which is what I love about it!

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  5. Dolores Boule

    For the baby ombré confetti quilt, I need to know how much backing to get before it is gone and how much of each five colors please. There will be a pattern, right? Please email back at deljerb@comcast.net

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