Thursday, October 6, 2016

Quarter Round Ombre

While creating this quilt for the RJR Fabrics What Shade RU blog tour, I did a little test on the ombre idea and made this Quarter Round version.

Quarter Round Ombre by Poppyprint

Like this one, I consulted my colour wheel for binding suggestions and since blue-green loves red-orange, I went for it! It's pretty zingy. I like it.

Quarter Round Ombre by Poppyprint

It is quilted with Aurifil 40 wt white and 50 wt teal thread. I'm still trying to decide if the rumours are true and a walking foot isn't necessary when quilting straight lines on the Juki. I tried this one without walking foot and there was some drag, even with the presser foot pressure on the lightest setting. This was spray basted and I stitched the ditch of the horizontal and vertical centre seams to stabilize before I started the closely spaced lines (which I did every third or fourth line, then went back and filled in the spaces between). I think I'm going to stick with using the walking foot in future.

Quarter Round Ombre by Poppyprint

Instructions for both Quarter Round and the larger 16-block Round Peg, Square Hole quilt are included in my pattern available on Craftsy (link up there in the upper right side bar). You'll also find a colouring page in the pattern that you can use to try out  your own colour blocking for secondary patterning.  If you're looking for some patterns to kick off your fall sewing, Craftsy has a promo on at the moment to save $5 on a $25 purchase using code FRESHLOOK25.

If you're celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend, have a wonderful time with family and friends! Pumpkin pie....mmmmmmm.

7 comments:

Lise-Lotte said...

It looks gorgeous!

Lise-Lotte

daryl aitken said...

Love the binding colour impact

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Everything about this piece is stunning. It's a party for your eyes!!
xx, Carol

KaHolly said...

It's definitely eye catching! I love it!

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Summer said...

Love the colours! Beautiful ♥

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JennTeacher said...

Beautiful! Love the colors.