I received a Jelly Roll of V and Co’s Simply Color Ombre fabric at a SLMQG meeting a few months ago. I love the rich bold colors and the lighter pastels that are found in these little 2.5 inch strips, but I did have a difficult time figuring out how to put them together. I had seen quilts with the alternating four-patches en point, so I figured I could try it with these fabrics.
I put the lighter four patches in one quilt and the darker four patches in another.
I even tried to make it so the lighter four patches were around the outside of the quilt while the darker four patches were in the center.
For the binding, I used two slightly different colors of Kona, Camellia on the lighter quilt and Azalea on the darker one.
Even though I do not like basting or quilting or binding a quilt with minky, I have fallen in love with the feel of it. I have decided that with minky quilts, I will strictly do machine binding. I can’t imagine hand binding to minky. I have also decided to do uncomplicated quilting.
Since I was basting a binding these two quilts, I figured I could baste and bind one more. I had finished this quilt top a while back, using a light blue text print and 2.5 inch squares of some of Denise Schmidt’s fabrics.
(Don’t pay attention to the socks behind the quilt!) The binding is Kona Spring. Or Pistachio. I really don’t know. 🙂
And, yes, I did use the same color minky for the backing of all three of these quilts.
Minky makes the quilts have such a great drape. I am nervous about making a twin quilt with minky, but I know that will be in my future. Hopefully my back and shoulders will be ready for it.
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