Blue Ombre HST Quilt Top Finished

My April ’17 One Monthly Goal was to turn 8″ squares of various shades of blue Kona solids into half-square triangles  and then to use those HSTs to make a blue ombre quilt top for my great-nephew, Jimmy, who will be graduating from high school and turning eighteen in June. I used the Ombre HST Quilt Pattern designed by my friend, Sarah Goer, as well as the blue ombre color palette in Kona solids she shared in her February 8th newsletter. In that newsletter, Sarah also shared three other palettes, and you can be sure that I will use the aqua-turquoise-teal palette in some future project–no surprise to anyone who knows me well!

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I love Michael Miller Tumble Blocks wide backing fabric I bought from Hawthorne Threads. Below is a pic of it before I cut and pressed it:

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I will be taking the quilt top and backing fabric to ThreadBear today to have it quilted. Jimmy and Rachel’s graduation party is in exactly two months, and I can’t wait to personally give them each their finished quilts.

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: April ’17 OMG Finish and Cooking Up Quilts: Main Crush Monday.

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11 Responses to Blue Ombre HST Quilt Top Finished

  1. What a perfect backing fabric! You are well ahead of needing to have it finished, which is fabulous.

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  2. Jacqueline says:

    My grandtwins are going to be sooo lucky to receive these gifts from their aunt Mary! Beautiful job (s), Mary!

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  3. Those blues are so pretty, and the backing fabric is perfect! Congrats on a finished top, and thanks so much for sharing it on MCM. I made my youngest son an HST quilt in blues/teals/greens – those are some of my favorite color combo’s. I enjoy seeing Sarah’s color palettes, and always want to try them all!

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  4. Patty says:

    The quilt came out wonderful! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  5. Cocoa Quilts says:

    Congratulations on you OMG finish!! I am sure they will be thrilled with their quilts.

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  6. Preeti says:

    That is a beautiful top – minimalist and manly, while being chic. You must be so happy with it.

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  7. Lisa says:

    This is a wonderful quilt…congratulations on your finish

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  8. Jennifer says:

    Love, love, love your Ombre HST Quilt. There is just something wonderful about blues made into a quilt. Nice job.

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  9. That is just gorgoeus!!!

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