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Increase Quilt / Ombrè Woven Version

Hi friends!

Today I am sharing another option that you have with the Increase pattern - using more fat quarters than required and making a fun rainbow or scrappy version!

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This particular quilt was made using an upcoming line from Vanessa Christenson ( V and Co. for Moda Fabrics) that is a part of her Ombrè lineup. This is an ombrè woven and the ombrè effect is made using varying thicknesses of lines - what a perfect match for the Increase pattern! As soon as I saw her sneek peek I had to figure out a way to make a sample and I am so thankful I was able to! Shops are currently ordering this line now and it will be shipping out this June 2021!

Increase Quilt / Ombre Woven Version - Modernhandcraft.com
Increase Quilt / Ombre Woven Version - Modernhandcraft.com

I wasn’t sure exactly how I would layout the fabric when it first arrived - I just knew that I am a big fan of the colors Vanessa uses in her previous lines and that a rainbow would be so fun! I planned the layout using a solid white background (what I tend to turn to for most of my colorful quilts) but later on saw that Moda had sent me enough fabric in the cream/tan color of Ombrè woven to use instead.

I was a bit torn halfway through, wondering if the colors would still pop against the tan and how the lines going all different directions on the background made me a bit crazy. I decided to just give in to the pattern and let it do its thing - and you know what, it worked! I kept it super scrappy with the backing and love the look it gave the overall quilt. My advice when using a fabric with subtle lines like this is to just go with it and let it do its own thing - it all worked out so well and I am so happy with the quilt.

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Colors used in Increase Quilt

Background / then colors going from dark purple at top left diagonally to bottom right.

  • Background: Ivory

  • Aubergine

  • Violet

  • Magenta

  • Hot Pink

  • Cherry

  • Tangerine

  • Honey

  • Lime Green

  • Teal

  • Aqua

  • Turquoise

Increase Quilt / Ombre Woven Version - Modernhandcraft.com
Increase Quilt / Ombre Woven Version - Modernhandcraft.com
Increase Quilt / Ombre Woven Version - Modernhandcraft.com

For the quilting on this version I used my Janome 6700p and a cream thread. I kept my spacing at 3/4” for the straight line quilting and the woven fabric paired with a cotton batting made for a nice feel. For the binding I used the same fabric as the background and let the stripe pattern run around the edges - it blended in nicely with the background. A big stitch binding again with Aurifil 12 wt thread in cream.

Increase Quilt / Ombre Woven Version - Modernhandcraft.com
Increase Quilt / Ombre Woven Version - Modernhandcraft.com

The one part of the quilt that I kept in an orderly fashion was the direction of the stripes on the plus shapes - I love how you can see the different line sizes compared with the different thicknesses of the plus shapes.

Increase Quilt / Ombre Woven Version - Modernhandcraft.com

For the backing Moda sent me some of Vanessa’s ombre metallic confetti fabric and it was the perfect match!

Increase Quilt / Ombre Woven Version - Modernhandcraft.com

We also had some serious snow this past week so the quilts had to come out to play!

Increase Quilt / Ombre Woven Version - Modernhandcraft.com

Thank you for checking out today’s Increase quilt! I have a couple more to share over the rest of the week. If you would like to make one of your own there is a link to purchase the pattern here.

Nicole

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