Fade Away Quilt

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Hello All! I am very excited to make my first guest appearance here at the Moda Bake Shop. I’m Leah Nebergall of Simply Quilts. I am a wife, mother, farmer and a born quilter!

Today I am going to show you how to make my Fade Away quilt that uses Ombre strips from the Color Theory line by Vanessa Christenson of V and Co. Vanessa is one of my favorite designers and I have made many quilts using her fabrics. I love her color choices and the modern prints of her fabrics.

This quilt features one simple block to construct and lots of negative space for quilting fun! Lets get started!

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ingredients

For this project you will need:

1 Color Theory Ombre Jr. Jelly Roll

3 yards Moda Bleached White

1/2 yard binding fabric (for 2 1/4 binding)

4 yards backing fabric

 

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Cutting Instructions:

From the Bleached white:

3 strips 16″ x wof

1 strip subcut into (2) 16″ x 16 1/2″ then pieced with a wof strip to make 60.5″

7 strips 8″ x wof

sub cut into:  (1 piece) 8″x 38 1/4″

(1 piece) 8″ x 28 1/2″ & (1 piece) 8″ x 8″

(4 pieces) 8″ x 23″ & (4 pieces) 8″ x 15 1/2″

(1 pieces) 8″ x 8″

4 strips 2 1/2″ x wof

sub cut into: (68) 2 1/2″x 2 1/2″ squares

12 strips from the ombre jelly roll

4 colors, 3 strips each, I used Pink, Purple, Teal and Grey

 

cutting 1

1. Starting with pressed, starched strips, layout close enough to cut all at once every 7 inches.  Only cut one strip at a time of each color.

2. Carefully stack the 7″ pieces into one neat stack making sure that they are stacked in order of cutting so each color value is in the same place in each pile. Notice how the top of the pile is all the darkest pieces.

3. Making sure all the stacks are lined up neatly,  sub cut the piles into 4 1/2″ and 2 1/2″ pieces.

4. Repeat with next 2 sets of strips.

piecing

5. This is the layout of each block. Make sure to keep the color placement in each block the same.

6. Working from smallest pieces to largest,  begin to assemble the block. Start by flipping the colored block onto the white and sewing together.

7. Press seam open to the dark and place back into the block layout.

8. Flip the pieced section onto the small strip next to it and piece together.

finished block

9. Press toward the longer strip and layout again.

10. Connect the fourths, pressing seams opposite directions.

11. Connect the halves and press open. If you pressed the halves in opposite directions you will have a perfectly matched center and your first completed block.

12. Square up your blocks to measure 8 inches, making sure to use the center point to square.

Repeat with the next 17 blocks. These blocks can be chain pieced but you have to be VERY organized with your piecing.

updated quilt measurements

Layout your quilt using the above layout as a guide.  Sew the rows together from left to right pressing after each row is completed. Sew the rows together from the top to bottom until the top is complete.  From here baste, quilt and bind as desired.

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That’s all there is to it! Now you have a super fun and easy quilt with a finished size of 60″ x 76″.  And you have enough left over strips to make another project too!

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Leah Nebergall
{Simply Quilts}

Leah Nebergall

Leah Nebergall

Hi, It's great to be here! I love to create and would love to have you join me! I am a wife, mother, farmer and avid quilter. I live in eastern Iowa with my husband and four kids.
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7 comments on “Fade Away Quilt

  1. Kath S says:

    Cool design! Great use of color value and placement. Vanessa is one of my favorite designers as well. Congratulations.

  2. Carrie Barnes says:

    Love the pattern, and all the negative space for FMQ!!! Thanks so much, and Congrtulations!

  3. Yvonne says:

    Love this quilt, now my quilting list is getting even larger…LOL!!!

  4. Michele says:

    I really love the simplicity and the color palette you used. Congrats on a great first MBS project.

  5. ropa says:

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  6. This blog has a lot of friendliness and a warm welcome
    thank you very much

  7. Ruth Tuck says:

    I made this quilt and I love it. However there is a problem with the measurements. The “colored” blocks measured 8 1 /2 inches requiring me to re-cut the white strips.

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