Monday, April 24, 2017

Ombre Efffect, A Friendly Gift 3 of 3

I hate to pick favs but this one is my Favorite of the Trio.
Thread - Iris Mint
Batting - Hobbs 80/20
Tools - A ton of templates were used.

When you send me a quilt in the mail and you are unsure of the thread color, I will send you one of these pictures with a description of each thread.
Example: Starting at the top Navy, Turquoise, White and Mint

On the frame and ready to go.....

With this quilt I made myself step outside of my box. I love the look of straight line with a curved element. So I went for it every box had a series of Straight Lines and Curved Lines.

 For this box - a circle template and a straight edge template with 1/4 marks.

 These Big Boxes were so much fun. All of them contained an X across the whole box then lines leading to other lines and circles throughout.

 Every box was different.

This green box is a case study for me. I love that the line continues in a different direction, it really peaks my interest to experiment with this look some more.
So keep your eyes peeled for future post on Lines.
 Had to try this flying geese block.


 These are most of the templates I used, you can never have enough. Check out the one on the bottom left, that one is a new ruler by Natalia Bonner. I used it for many of these designs.

 Border Time
For the border, 3 different size circles were used. Once the first circle was quilted, I would repeat over and over again.

 All Done
Enjoy the many pictures below.
The Sun was shining down making this Quilt glow.

 Thank you, Sandy

 Which box is your favorite?
Also out of the Trio which one do you like?? Leave a Comment below.

 May your day have Sun Shine that makes you Glow.

Lots of Love, April


  1. I like the ultramarine blue block with the waves going across and vertical straight lines. Your vaves are very elegant. My favorite quilt is 1 of 3. They are all so beautiful.

  2. oh I just love all the different patterns you used! eye candy! I just got some new rulers from Jamie Wallen for curved cross hatching. I can't wait to try them out!

    1. His rulers are amazing, very well thought out.

  3. I am so impressed with your designs and how you chose to execute them. What a phenomenal job of quilting that makes the quilt sing! Absolutely gorgeous!

  4. I love how you have mixed curves with straight lines and switched the angle of you straight lines. I'm particularly fond of picture #12 the blue with the curves, is there a name for that design?

    1. Hey Fonda,
      The 12th picture is called a serpentine block. I used an S shaped template to make the curved designs. By just slightly moving the ruler from side to side the serpentine shape begins to take form. Thank you 😊 April

  5. Your work is beyond beautiful, you are so gifted!

  6. I loved what you did on this quilt. This would be a great 'quilt as you go' learning project, for even domestic machines. You should write a book.

  7. I really like the way you have quilted these blocks combining curves and straight likes

    1. Thank you, Brenda! I love that combo and try to use it as much as I can. Sometimes it's more modern like this and other times it's feathers and straight lines.

  8. HI, your quilting style in this quilt is so new to me....truly inspiring! I, also, love the combination of straight lines and curve shapes.

    1. I do love the effect that this type of quilting has. This quilt has had more attention than I would have ever imagined, which makes me so happy. Thank you for your comment. April

    2. I do love the effect that this type of quilting has. This quilt has had more attention than I would have ever imagined, which makes me so happy. Thank you for your comment. April


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