ombre herringbone quilt tutorial

Project Design Team Wednesday ~ Ombre Herringbone Quilt

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.
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, 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, 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
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.
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!
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~

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