I’ve been enjoying working with some Ombre fabrics which have been in my stash for a wee while,
and I confess I’m still adding new ones to my shelves.
Ombre fabric, also known as a Rainbow or Fondu print, was very fashionable with quiltmakers during the 1830-1850 period. The fabrics created shading and interest to applique quilts (think epergne vases in Baltimore Album quilts)
On my shelves these two ombres started inching their way forward ’til they fell off, giggling and holding hands and I noticed them again.
And of course then I got enthused.
So I have a few more blocks to make…I will be alternating the Wild Goose Chase blocks with another pieced block. Yay, a chance to use more ombres and I’m happy to have some more machine piecing to do after months of hand stitching.
The hand stitching I’m doing is piecing my 1800s Sunburst blocks.
I am just loving the fabrics in this quilt, again I’m pulling out oldies but goodies along with newies.
And ombres feature here too. This pic is just from the last time it was up on the design wall and I coudn’t resist sewing four together so I could see how the applique would work as a secondary pattern.
Two recent-ish quilt finishes are
and Rising Sun Medallion
I’ve also finally updated my Pattern page with some new additions, I’m very excited to have some more patterns for sale.
A cup of tea and some more sewing beckons,