Project Design Team Wednesday~Ombre Herringbone Quilt

Posted by administrator on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Tam of Sew Dang Cute back again to share with you my final design team project. I came up with this idea several months ago, and even got the fabric to make it back in April, but life got so busy that I didn’t get it done – until now.
Introducing the Ombre Herringbone Quilt!!!
Ombre Herringbone Quilt complete
This turned out just how I hoped it would, and was a fun quilt to make.
The first thing I needed to do was design the quilt on paper. I created this image in PhotoShop as a rough draft. I planned on straightening up all the squares so if you guys wanted to download it for yourselves, it would be a nice copy. However, as I mentioned before, life was a little hectic, so please forgive me for the rough copy.
(You should be able to right click the image to save it to your computer for printing).
Ombre Herringbone Quilt
Next I picked out my fabrics. Riley Blake Designs has an incredible selection of solids. In order of light to dark, my blues are Bleached Denim, Waterfall, Aqua L, and Bear Lake.
The finished quilt measures 42” x 52” – great for a nice throw or crib-sized blanket.
For this size I used:
- 1/4 yd of each of the blues (Bleached Denim, Waterfall, Aqua L, Bear Lake)
- 1 1/4 yd white
- 1 1/2 yd backing (Bear Lake)
- 1/2 yd binding (Bear Lake)
Cut the following 5” squares:
15 of Bleached Denim
15 of Waterfall
15 of Aqua L
15 of Bear Lake
60 of white
To sew the blocks I used the same technique as in my Chevron Peak Hour quilt.
Making squares
STEP ONE: Lay a white square right side up.
STEP TWO: Place a colored square directly on top right side down (so right sides are together).
STEP THREE: Using a ruler, draw a line with a pencil or fabric marker from corner to corner.
STEP FOUR: Sew 1/4” seam on both sides of the drawn line.
STEP FIVE: Cut along the drawn line.
STEP SIX: Open squares and press. You now have two sewn blocks.
Repeat for all four colors.
Then it’s quilt assembly time. I drew lines on my printed out design so I didn’t mix up the pattern.
(Again you should be able to right click and save the image to your computer).
Marked quilt pattern
Using a 1/4” seam allowance, sew all 12 rows together, pressing seams as you go.
I had the quilting done by Wendy of Eagle Mountain Quilting and chose the floral light pattern – something soft and elegant. I’m really happy with how it turned out!
Finished ombre herringbone quilt
Thanks for having me!
What a beautiful quilt Tam!
Thanks so much for sharing it with us. As you may know, Tam is taking a break from blogging and will no longer be on our Project Design Team. We'll miss her, but know she is making the best decision for her family. We love you Tam!
Stay tuned ... We'll be announcing our newest members of our Project Design Team shortly! 

We also want to announce the winner of our

Pieces of Hope Giveaway ... 

Congratulations to Julie Patterson!

We hope you enjoy this wonderful fabric!

Stay tuned because we've got MORE great fabric to
give away ... And remember, if you make any of our tutorials we'd love to see! Please post them to our Facebook page and we'll pin them to our Pinterest boards. 

~Have a great day~

Category: Project Design Team Wednesday


  1. Oh I just love this, I want to make one in purples
    by Christa
    August 22nd, 2012 at 5:28 a.m.
  2. I love the quilt! I can see it made in so many color schemes :)
    by cynthia
    August 22nd, 2012 at 7:33 a.m.
  3. This is really great! I think I need to make an aqua one, too!
    by Mindy C
    August 22nd, 2012 at 8:52 a.m.
  4. I am in LOVE with this quilt!
    by Jenni S
    August 22nd, 2012 at 12:51 p.m.
  5. love it!!
    by Mandy
    August 22nd, 2012 at 2:58 p.m.
  6. This is fabulous! I've pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like:
    by Kelly in Chicago
    December 18th, 2012 at 9:47 a.m.
  7. i love this quilt! i have never quilted before but am going to attempt this one, if i wanted to make it for a bed (queen) how much fabric would i need?
    by ashley
    September 17th, 2013 at 8:19 p.m.
  8. Very nice quilt. The soft colors are so quiet and peaceful. I'd love to make this with greens. Thanks for sharing!
    by Lyn Kaufmann
    February 12th, 2014 at 8:44 a.m.
  9. I'm spanish and I like very much your block. I'd lobe to make this yellows
    by Kandas
    March 22nd, 2014 at 8:28 a.m.
  10. I think this would also be nice in just two colors, love the pattern an simplicity of it!
    by Dee
    November 18th, 2014 at 7:31 a.m.
  11. There's a problem with your pattern. How can you get enough 5" squares when you only order a 1/4 yard (9"). I am so disappointed.
    by Heather
    March 14th, 2015 at 8:45 a.m.
  12. Hi! thanks you so much for your quilt project! i'm new in this art... this is my quilt, i hope you like it! regards from Chile
    by Cynthia
    August 26th, 2015 at 12:47 a.m.
  13. thanks Heather for posting about the problem with the pattern! 1/4 yard for each color is definitely not enough! And 1 1/2 yards is not enough fabric for the backing! You have to give quilters a few extra inches of backing on each side of the quilt. So annoying!! I love these patterns, but please proofread them and make sure they really work before posting! Now I don't trust any of these patterns/tutorials to be accurate.
    by Dana
    October 17th, 2015 at 6:20 p.m.
  14. This is a very beautiful quilt. I'm not into sewing but I really love to purchase the same quilt if possible. I can be reached at Thanks Ahmad
    by Ahmad Suleimam
    November 26th, 2015 at 6:56 a.m.
  15. This is a beautiful quilt. I can see it in so many color schemes. Looks like I'm gonna have to put this one my list of to do quilts. I just can't get over how simply beautiful it is. Very modern looking too. Great Job! And Thank you for sharing this!
    by Kim
    January 08th, 2016 at 9:38 a.m.

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