Ombré Quilts: 6 Colorful Projects
Sew modern quilts that illuminate your life with the help of ombré fabrics. Easy large-scale piecing shows the entire ombré gradation, while smaller-pieced quilts let colors dance and glow in hundreds of hues, tints, and tones! With a single fabric containing subtle shifts from pale to dark, color feels exciting and new again. Jennifer Sampou shows you how to make the fabric work for you, with eight brilliant quilt projects featuring her Sky Collection fabric.
Embrace the Ombré Quilt Trend with Jennifer Sampou
Ombré is all the rage, and it has made its way into every visual industry from hair to wallpaper. . . As a trend lover, I have enjoyed watching this wave crescendo and have seen our very own quilt industry begin to embrace ombré fabrics.
Embrace Color Variation
I have designed some very approachable designs with stunning effects. Learn how to use these “prints” and come to trust me when I say they will delight you (even if you don’t know exactly how to use them when you begin). It’s time to embrace the rich variations of these fabrics we have at our fingertips.
Lights Your Ombré Fire
Go on ... cut into, play around with, and sew that stack you have been petting; ombré fabrics make the most delicious quilts. I have set up the projects starting with a gorgeous table topper and an easy precut yellow quilt sure to light your ombré fire! -Jennifer Sampou
Because ombré fabrics change throughout the length and width, thinking about all the options of how you can cut them up and use them is something to consider before you just stack and whack it.
Cutting across the ombré, selvage to selvage, gives you the maximum range of color transition.
Cut parallel to the selvages if you want similar colors in larger or longer pieces.
Isolate areas of the ombré you want to use.
About the Author
Jennifer Sampou has designed more than 4,000 prints and sold millions of yards of fabric. She studied both design and textiles, working as a creative director for P&B Textiles before designing fabrics for Robert Kaufman. She lives in Orinda, California. Jennifersampou.com
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