I'm thrilled to be here for the Wonderlust Blog Hop with Benartex. Paula Nadelstern's intricate prints and beautiful colors are a joy to work with! Her line is centered around four detailed prints in three different color ways – a kaleidoscope of colors. I chose to feature the Marbella prints, the blenders from her series. Check out the entire line of the collection.
I chose to use my Ombre HST pattern for my quilt top. It's based on creating an ombre effect through different values of a color palette and was designed with monochromatic solids in mind. I decided to mix things up and create my Ombre HST pattern with a rainbow of colors since the Marbella prints were not only beautiful color, but a variety of values. I arranged the ten Marbella prints in order of value, light to dark, and omitted two colors since my tutorial is based on using eight fabrics. In order of value, 1= lightest and 8 = darkest, I used the following Marbella prints:
1 - Tangerine
2 - Olive
3 - Turquoise
4 - Orange
5 - Red
6 - Green
7 - Navy
8 - Purple
I auditioned a pile of different thread colors for my all over meandering quilt motif. Laying the thread over the different colored fabrics gave me an idea of how the thread would look once quilted. This was round two, and the Spring Green (Aurifil #1231 50 wt) won.
The Spring Green thread blended nicely with the light fabrics and had a good amount of contrast to the darker fabrics.
I love how it sparkles with the majority of lighter values in the upper portion of the quilt. Below is the same photo in black and white to see the values of the fabrics. [Tip: Take a black and white photo of your fabrics to determine their relative values.] My quilt finished at 32" x 40".
Be sure to check out my full tutorial for my Ombre HST Quilt. The tutorial includes a calculator for determining the size quilt which can be created based on starting square size. And my Craftsy shop has a coloring page for sale to help plan your project.
My quilt is bound in solid black using my machine binding technique.
The quilt back is Tapestry in Multi, a perfect complement to the rainbow of color on the front! I love how happy this quilt is.
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