Oh boy am I smitten with this quilt – there will certainly be more of them in my future! With the magic of strip piecing, I was able to whip this ombre patchwork quilt top together in an afternoon.
Not long ago, I was gazing lovingly at my collection of Liberty of London fabrics and wondering what to do with it. Over the past year, I had amassed a small pile of fat sixteenth Tana Lawn cuts that I received as part of various monthly clubs. If you’re looking to increase your stash, this is a great way to do it!
I spent some time looking online for Liberty inspiration – I was hoping to find a pattern that would let the prints shine, but would be quick and simple to finish.
Of course, that is the very definition of patchwork. Duh.
Given that my collection includes a wide range of colours, I thought it would be a fun challenge to see if I could limit myself to a narrow palette. Blue and pink excited me the most, so I found a nice selection of each and then set about finding blender fabrics that would create a transition between the two.
I am beyond pleased with the ombre patchwork effect that was created. I think my eyes *actually* turned into hearts as I looked at it!
Due to the magic of strip piecing, this quilt was very fast to complete and created almost no waste at all.
I backed it with a single piece of Liberty and then machine bound it with the same material. I like that the binding is a light colour and doesn’t distract from the piecing.
My new Janome 6700P has proven itself to be amazing at straight line quilting. This is such a breath of fresh air after struggling for years with my other sewing machine. I effortlessly quilted a grid on all seams (stitching in the ditch) and then created diagonal lines through the background fabric. The quilting really makes the blocks “pop”.
Needless to say, the Tana Lawn makes this one of the softest quilts I have ever made. It’s very hard to walk past it without touching it! It has a lovely soft drape, and while it is thin, it is still warm and cuddly.
This Liberty of London Ombre Patchwork quilt is currently listed in my Etsy shop. If you would like to gift it to a loved one (or keep it for yourself!) you can find its complete listing details by clicking here.
Update: This quilt has now sold, but other listings can be viewed by visiting my Etsy shop. Please contact me if you would like me to create something similar for you or someone you love!
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*Disclaimer: my eyes did not actually tranform into hearts. Rather, they remain plain old eyes.