An Ombre Finish

Today I have another finish to share with you. I know – it’s so exciting!!

Last week, while I was waiting for the sun to come out, I started quilting the ombré version of my Spinning pattern. You’ve already seen the finished top and now you can see the finished quilt.

The top has been hanging on the design wall since I finished it, trying to sneak into my heart and make me like it more than I did.

You would think by now I would know to reserve judgement until after I have the top quilted, because a quilt is always so much better after it’s quilted. Right? Right!

I have to say, I am happy, happy, happy with this finished quilt!

Spinning Pattern in Ombre FabricLook how pretty those colors are, and how well they blend together. (Just ignore that windy corner messing up my quilt!) I love that they are from one piece of fabric. I added the dark purple for the pinwheels and the white background fabric. Only three fabrics needed to make this quilt. Well, the backing fabric too so I guess really four fabrics.

The fabric is Daiwabo for E.E. Schenck Company and comes in assorted ombré colors. (There’s an aqua/teal/blue version I’m dying to try.)

You might be asking why I used this colorway if I didn’t like it. It’s not that I didn’t like it. It’s just a little outside my comfort zone. But I wanted to make an ombré quilt and the guys at the quilt shop talked me right into trying something different. I’m so glad they did. I can’t wait to take it in and show it to them.

Straight Line Quilting Variegated ThreadI kept the quilting simple so it wouldn’t overwhelm the block design. Just straight lines on the diagonal using three threads – So Fine! 50 in Pineapple (#419) from Superior, and two variegated threads from Aurifil – #4660 Pink Taffy and #4657 Sunset. They look so pretty on the quilt, but don’t draw a lot of attention to themselves.

Quilting Detail SLQThe batting is Quilter’s Dream Select weight in white. It allows the background to shine and stay white. I really like using white batting, and I especially like Quilters Dream.

The binding is just as pretty as the top, and why wouldn’t it be – it’s made from the same fabric!

Ombre fabric binding

Here’s a glimpse of the backing showing more of the quilting. I used Bottom Line in Natural from Superior in the bobbin, and it blends perfectly.

Backing and Quilting Detail

I am glad I stepped outside my comfort zone and used this fabric. I can’t wait to try more ombré fabrics. If you’d like to make your own colorful version, you can pick up a PDF copy of my Spinning pattern here.

And you know me, I can’t resist showing just one more picture. 🙂

Spinning Ombre

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday, with Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or Not Friday and with Sarah for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop!

I plan to spend some quality time in my sewing room this weekend, and I hope you enjoy whatever it is you have planned. Have a great weekend!



About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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25 Responses to An Ombre Finish

  1. Deana says:

    Love, love, love, love, love this quilt! It is so eye catching!

  2. yes – you should reserve judgement – or send it to me ( ha ha) That is beautiful and the binding just adds to it – LOVE it!!

  3. Sue says:

    Hello Beth, that’s the most beautiful and cheerful quilt and the finish looks brilliant. I love the diagonal quilting too,
    Thanks for visiting my blog,

  4. Wow! Gorgeous colors! Very effective use of that fabric. Congrats on such a beautiful finish!

  5. So pretty. What a lovely finish!

  6. Preeti says:

    Such a gorgeous quilt and a feast for the eyes. Perfect for this dreary time of the year. You definitely cheered me up.

  7. yanicka says:

    I’ve done a quilt using the same ombré….big step outside my comfort zone but it has been a winner quilt!!! So it was worth it. I adore your quilt and it is gorgeous

  8. Heide says:

    WOW!! Gorgeous….What a stunning finish. The colors are beautiful. TFS!

  9. The colors in your quilt remind me of our Arizona sunsets! Beautiful.

  10. Those colours would have been out of my comfort zone too, but I really like your quilt. Such vibrant, beautiful colours. The straight line quilting looks fabulous on it. Congratulations on a great finish!!


  11. kris says:

    oh man Love those colors in hombre. This is so stunning!

  12. What a wonderful quilt you’ve created. Congrats! on finishing it up.

  13. Chantal says:

    Awesome job! Congratulations on this fabulous finish. ;^)

  14. Tish says:

    Beth, it’s like that fabric was made for that pattern! It’s absolutely beautiful!

  15. Jasmine says:

    Wow! This is stunning. I love the bold design in bright colors. The straight line quilting and ombré binding were the perfect finishing touch.

  16. I am so excited to see how the quilt came together and hear that in the end the quilt won you over, Beth. The ombre binding is a fantastic final touch!

  17. Shauna T says:

    That quilt is simply wonderful!!! I have had quilts that I go through a love…hate…love relationship with too. I do think the quilting can make everything come together. Great jog!!!

  18. Eeeek! LOVE! I have your pattern, so I might just be do it like you did! Oh it’s WONDERFUL Beth, and yes yes yes on the quilting! (and I’m not always a fan of straight lines…) These colours are out of my comfort zone too, but I’ve been being more drawn to them lately and this shows me why!

  19. Vicki in MN says:

    I can definitely see what you are excited, it just came out wonderful! The quilting process always amazes me in how much it can change the quilt.

  20. SarahZ says:

    I knew I would love this from when you were just cutting the fabric! It is gorgeous, and soooo warm!!! The binding is perfect! Congrats on a super great finish!

  21. Cindy says:

    This is beautiful!!! One fabric beautiful results, using the same fabric for the binding genius.

  22. Ruth says:

    Beautiful colours – I love the magenta – it seems to shine!

  23. Erin says:

    This is just gorgeous. It’s hard to believe it’s just one fabric!! And using it as the binding is so the perfect finish. Congrats on your finished quilt ??
    E xx

  24. Caroline says:

    What a stunning quilt! You’ve taken advantage of the ombre-ness of the fabric so well. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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