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Modern Quilts Block by Block Blog Hop - Ombre Squares Quilt

Happy Monday! It is my turn on the Modern Quilts Block by Block Blog Hop!

When Emily Dennis of Quilty Love told me earlier this year she was writing a book, the first thing I said was CONGRATS! and then "I better be part of your bloghop!" haha. I was lucky enough to get the Modern Quilts Block by Block early from Tuva Publishing

Her book is beautiful with bright happy photography and so many great quilt block patterns! I decided on the Ombre Squares pattern because I love a good ombre color palette.

The Ombre Squares pattern uses Ombre fabric but not having any on hand, I decided to make the overall quilt ombre through the block color progression. Each one of my blocks is a different shade of green. It would also be fun to make it ombre by preplanning each outside square of the blocks in different prints/solids.

I recently ordered up on lots of different greens to have in my stash for holiday sewing. I love this palette so much - I don't usually sew with green but its winning me over. I decided to make the accent parts of the "cross" a classic black and white gingham. I love the pop of contrast it brings to the quilt.

If you know anything about me, you know I LOVE a fast sew. This pattern is so quick! I made this baby quilt in one afternoon from fabric pull to finished top. That is my jam.

My quilt top is a 4 x 5 grid equaling 20 blocks. I followed the patterns cut measurements and widths for sashing but I made it smaller than the official pattern - it is really easy to size up or down if you need something slightly different.

I really had a blast putting this quilt together. Emily has so many great patterns in her new book, I can't wait to make some more of them. Don't forget you can follow along on Instagram with the hashtag #modernquiltsblockbyblock. 

This past weekend my husband, son and I adventured around the Columbia River Gorge. It was the most beautiful fall October day of sunny clear skies and around 70 degrees. We stopped at lots of fun viewpoints and did a 4 mile waterfall hike. Towards the end of our day, we stopped a few spots to get some quilt photos. I took this picture at Trillium Lake - the most gorgeous lake. The water is clear, so smooth and reflected Mt Hood perfectly.

Thanks for stopping by for my day on the blog hop! Make sure you check out all the previous makes and watch out for all the amazing upcoming ones!

October 15 – Mathew Boudreaux of Mister Domestic 
October 16 – Jeni Baker of In Color Order 
October 17 – Faith Essenburg of Sarana Ave
October 18 – Kristen Olson of Heartfully Handmade
October 19 – Karen Lewis of Karen Lewis Textiles
October 20 – Jemima Flendt of Tied with a Ribbon
October 21 – Samantha Dorn of Aqua Paisley Studio 
October 22 – Meghan Buchanan of Then Came June
October 23 – Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts
October 24 – Brooke Osborne of Oh Sew Brooke
October 25 – Aneela Hoey of Comfort Stitching
October 26 – Erica Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting
October 27 – Cindy Lammon of Hyacinth Quilt Design
October 28 – Karen Lee of Quiltaposy
October 29 – Lou Orth of I’m Studio Lou
October 30 – Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter
October 31 – Saija Kiiskin of Saija Elina 
November 1 – Shannon Fraser of Shannon Fraser Designs
November 2 – Keera Job of Keera Job
November 3 – Lindsey Neill of Pen and Paper Patterns 
November 4 – Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine Lane
November 5 – Susan Ache of Yardgrl60
November 6 – Holly DeGroot of Bijou Lovely 
November 7 – Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft
November 8 – Anna Graham of Noodlehead
November 9 – Christopher Thompson of The Tattooed Quilter 
November 10 – Elizabeth Chappell of Quilters Candy Box
November 11 – Amy Sinibaldi of Nana Company
November 12 – Anne Marie Chany of Anne Marie Chaney
November 13 – Megan Pitz of Canoe Ridge Creations 
November 14 – Melissa Mortenson of Polka Dot Chair

November 15 – Stephanie Kendron of Modern Sewciety