Nail the trend for all things ombre with a tone-on-tone mini quilt
Relish all the shades of pink with Lou Orth’s ombre-inspired mini quilt
■ Seam allowances are ¼in, unless otherwise noted.
■ RST = right sides together.
■ WOF = width of fabric.
■ HST = Half-square Triangle.
■ Press all fabrics well before cutting.
■ Fabric supplied by EQS (eqsuk.com).
Fabrics are all from the Cotton Couture Solids collection by Michael Miller in the following colours:
■ Fabric A – Raspberry.
■ Fabric B – Berry.
■ Fabric C – Princess.
■ Fabric D – Peony.
■ Fabric E – Blossom.
■ Fabric F – Pink.
■ Fabric G – Rose.
■ Backing and binding – Love.
From Fabric A cut two (2) 3½in squares and two (2) 4in squares.
From Fabric B cut three (3) 3½in squares and four (4) 4in squares.
From Fabric C cut two (2) 3½in squares and five (5) 4in squares.
From Fabric D cut six (6) 4in squares.
From Fabric E cut two (2) 3½in squares and five (5) 4in squares.
From Fabric F cut two (2) 3½in squares and four (4) 4in squares.
From Fabric G cut three (3) 3½in squares and two (2) 4in squares. 8
From the backing and binding fabric cut one (1) 25in x 22in rectangle for backing and three (3) 2¼in x WOF strips for binding.
MAKING THE HST UNITS
Pair one Fabric A and Fabric B 4in square, RST. Draw a diagonal line on the reverse of one square (Fig A).
Sew ¼in either side of the drawn line (Fig B). Trim along the drawn line (Fig C). Press each unit open to make two HST units. Trim each unit to 3½in square.
Repeat steps 9–10 to make the following:
■ Four (4) Fabric A/B HST units.
■ Two (2) Fabric B/C HST units.
■ Two (2) Fabric B/D HST units.
THIS MINI WOULD LOOK SUPER COOL IN TONING BLUES… WHAT’S YOUR COLOUR CRUSH?
■ Six (6) Fabric C/D HST units.
■ Two (2) Fabric C/E HST units.
■ Four (4) Fabric D/E HST units.
■ Three (3) Fabric E/F HST units.
■ Four (4) Fabric F/G HST units.
ASSEMBLING THE QUILT TOP
Arrange the remaining squares with the HSTs as shown (Fig 1).
Join into rows, then join the rows to complete the quilt top.
QUILTING AND FINISHING
Press your backing fabric well. Make a quilt sandwich by placing the backing fabric right side down, the batting on top, then the quilt top centrally and right side up. Spray baste the layers together, or use your preferred method. 15
Quilt as desired. Lou quilted simple vertical lines. Trim off the excess batting and backing fabric and square up the quilt.
Join the binding strips together end-to-end using diagonal seams. Press the seams open and trim away the dog ears, then fold in half lengthwise, WST, and press.
Sew the binding to the front of the quilt, folding a mitre at each corner, then fold it over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch in place to finish.
The simple vertical line quilting adds to the graphic appeal
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