Two Quilts for the Price of Two…

Earlier in the year I ran across this pattern and was intrigued by how different it is from any quilt I’d ever made.

Photo courtesy of Shabby Fabrics and Krista Moser

I’ll try darn near anything, so I bought the pattern and made the quilt.  I almost never buy the fabric used in the original quilt, but I did this time, which is why I say two quilts for the price of two. There wasn’t much in stash that I could use since the design depends on a large number of different colors of ombre fabric.

I love the result!  The pattern was well written and the illustrations were clear.  My only complaint is that the pattern “requires” a particular ruler.  The ruler is expensive and specialized.  I didn’t foresee a lot of use for it, so I didn’t buy it.  I improvised a template, and that worked OK.  Likely the quilt would have been easier with the ruler, but I have my limits!

Here’s a closeup of the hexies quilted by Julia Madison (with gold thread, of course!).

If you go to Krista’s website you can see several other pictures of her quilt, but be warned that you, too, may want to make it!

Here are the quilt stats:

Ombre Blossoms

The finished quilt measures 57 “x 71”

Pattern by Krista Moser, available here

Machine Quilted by Julia Madison

Fabrics are Moda ombre confetti dot metallic

There was fabric left, so I made it all into half-square triangles (HSTs) with black. That allowed so many design possibilities that I dithered for a while a long time.  This was the final decision:

And here is a closeup of the fun quilting done by Julia Madison:

I love this quilt, too.  I used my Tucker Trimmer to make the HSTs, and it is one tool I consider worth the money.  I’ve used a wide variety of tools to make HSTs, and this is my favorite.  (And no, I do not have sponsorship from Tucker Tools!)

Here are the quilt stats:

HST Tumble

Finished size 54″ x 54″

Pattern by me

Machine quilted by Julia Madison

Fabric: Moda ombre confetti dot metallic, and black Cotton Couture by Michael Miller

 

 

14 thoughts on “Two Quilts for the Price of Two…

  1. Your “dithering” paid off. What a stunning quilt! I am resisting looking at Krista’s website, because I do not need to start another quilt…but I might just take a peek.😉 Both of these quilts are beautiful.Also, thanks for the suggestion about the HST tool. I have been looking for something to help make better HST’s, so hearing from you that this tool works is just what I need.

    • Haha. I happened on that quilt and it was all clear from there! Glad to help someone avoid all the rabbit holes I went down making HSTs. Hmm…you probably could save enough on failed HST tools to afford Krista’s quilt 😂

  2. This is certainly an Oh WOW! quilt, and I can see why you wanted to use their pattern and materials to replicate it. I ditto all those choices. It turned out spectacularly–so incredibly beautiful!! Bravo to you for using a template, improvising that aspect. I’m really so in love with your quilt. Congratulations!

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