(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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
I can’t wait to sew with some more Ombré Confetti! It’s so fun.
I’m listing the quilt in the Shop.
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