I was late to join the Summer Sampler 2020 quilt along and I'm late to finish but...finished it is!I used an ombré bundle from V Christenson that had been sitting in my stash since 2017. I purchased it after participating in the Summer Sampler quilt along that year and being inspired by Faith's finish.
|I'd love to hear in the comments which is your favorite block!|
I veered away from the quilt along's suggested lay-out and put my blocks on point. Those gray setting triangles were scary to cut but I love the effect of the ombré. (You can see the suggested lay-out and purchase the patterns for the blocks here.)
I used the same gray for the binding. I needed a half yard and that's exactly what I had left. Phew! Can you see that the binding ombré is matched side to side and top to bottom? That's not a happy accident - but it didn't take me too long to figure out. 😉The beautiful birds on this backing fabric by Tula Pink are a perfect match to the colorful blocks on the front. A wonderful find!
This might be the most beautiful quilt I've made to date. Shortly after I started it last summer my beautiful niece became engaged. Her happiness was on my heart often as I worked on this project. It's only fitting that it should be hers.
Last weekend was her wedding shower and I gifted it then.