Thursday, November 1, 2012

V and Co: how to: simply color ombre baby quilt

first off WELCOME NOVEMBER!!! what? okay not asking too many questions, but seriously how'd we get here already?

anyways, this is one of those projects that i've been so super excited to show off here on the blog but, has been sitting on the back burner just WAITING for the right time to make it on here.
now is that time.
by now simply color in yardage is either on its way to your local quilt stores, to your online quilt store, or they are already there. if they are already there WHOOT! if not, just hold on to your butts it's on it's way, so i've been told. :)

okay so these ombre square quilts are a great beginner quilt or for the seasoned quilter a great fast easy quilt to make for that baby shower you forgot to make something for and are all like "crap! so didn't plan to forget about that! now what? oh yeah: a simple ombre square quilt by V and Co! whoot that V and Co is so dang cool!" why thanks! i know. so happy you see how cool i am too.

for the front of these quilts we used the ombre fabric of simply color for moda by V and Co.
and then the back and binding are coordinating fabrics from the same line.
shown in these pictures are the lime, orange, and aqua ombre fabrics
there is also ombre available in  pink, navy, gray and eggplant that are not shown here. 

To make one of these 40" x 40" quilts:
- 55" x WOF (width of fabric) basically just smidgen over 1 1/2 yards of ombre fabric for the front
- 1 1/4 yard of back fabric
- 10" x WOF for binding.
-1 1/2 yard of batting
-from ombre fabric: cut 81 5" x 5" squares
-from binding fabric cut 4 strips of 2 1/2" x WOF follow these instructions to create and apply binding.

on a flat surface layout 9 rows of 9 squares across
make sure you place light and dark shades next to each other so you can see the different blocks!

using a 1/4" seam allowance place two squares right sides together and sew your seam.
press open with an iron.
continue to do this for all 9 blocks in your row.
attach your rows together using a 1/4" seam allowance.

tie, or quilt your layers.
bind your quilt.

find a baby to snuggle your adorably simple quilt. :)

i'll come back next week with some pics of my time in austin! :)


Tatkis said...

Oh, these baby quilts are adorable!


trish said...

Imagine this in a queen size! :0)
Cant wait to make Nathans quilt!

Kim-the-girl said...

I was hoping to make something somewhat similar for my baby, but couldn't wait as long as needed to get started, he'll be here in ~4 weeks and my project was a tad bit more intricate... maybe I'll make this one for him too. That wouldn't make the other 5 jealous would it? :)

Carla said...

We are getting your fabrics into our local shop this month. Can't WAIT

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Beautiful! Have fun in Austin!!

Anna said...

you know, this is totally my kind of quilt.

Connie said...

I have been waiting PATIENTLY for your fabric line. I'm registered at my LQS and a couple of online fabric websites.....first one that notifies me will get my order. Can't wait! Thanks....Connie in California

Meredith said...

Oh my! I love this! This is the perfect baby quilt!

mascanlon said...

So cute Vanessa. Am going to stockpile several "kits" in a variety of my favorite colors for those monemts.

janequiltsslowly said...

Can't wait to get some of this yardage! Love the aqua and the orange.

Jessica said...

I have the baby to snuggle...I guess I need to make this now! :D

Katie Z. said...

Ooh... Yardage is what I've been waiting for! I love the quilts!

Tamie said...

Beautiful quilts and baby. Thanks for the instructions.

Unknown said...

Just back from Gees Bend, and I tell you honestly, your work is so much better than the sales stuff I have seen there. Love, love the colours!
Just tried four times to prove I wasn't a it just me who hates that thing?

Cindy said...

These are gorgeous Vanessa!! Love them!! I'll be looking for your fabric at my quilt shop!:) Congrats on a great line!:)

Stephanie Schofield said...

I was flipping through my December issue of American Patchwork Quilting this evening and what did I stumble upon?!? In the Objects of Desire section was Simply Color by V. & Co.!! I must admit I do desire these fabrics!

All8 said...

So cute! First pattern I thought of when I saw these was this one from Bonnie Hunter, except not scrappy....

(Now to try and prove that I'm not a robot/cyborg.)

able mabel said...

so sweet and simple. that baby is adorable too!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What adorable baby the fabrics!!!

Anonymous said...

Just figured it out! I haven't heard the word ombre before. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colors! It's on my "to do"list. Like one of the commentors I too am going to stock pile. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Vanessa, did you use the striped ombre fabric? I'm having a difficult time seeing how wide each shade is when looking at the stripes online. Is each stripe 5 or 6 inches wide? Your expert advise is appreciated!
Thank you,

Unknown said...

Vanessa, did you use the striped ombre fabric for these blocks? I'm trying to see how wide each stripe is but can't figure it out when viewing online.
Please help,

Anonymous said...

This trio of colorful BABY QUILTS look FAB! You've created heirlooms to be used through generations, right? I love the 3 bright colors you've chosen are tasteful, as not pastels like many baby items, nor too BOLD. Also the reverse sides are lovely. The final photo is fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Sarah Helene in Minneapolis

Anonymous said...

Can I still order the fabrics use for your ombre quilt or will I just need to try and mix and match to get your ombre quilt? Really interested in making this quilt. Thank you.


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