Arlene Uses Ombre Fabric to Great Effect

Arlene's Ombre Stars Quilt, quilting by Angela Huffman

Ombre is becoming popular in home decor these days. It has actually been around for quite sometime. You can see it in fabrics and embroideries as late as the nineteenth century. There is some beautiful ombre fabrics available for quilting. Batiks, of course, often use this technique to great effect, but there are other printed […]

Longarm Renters Playing with Colors to Make Ombre

Amanda's Color Gradation Quilt after longarm quilting at Quilted Joy

Ombre has been called the perfectly imperfect art. It is when you dye or paint something with one color or shade of color on one side and blend it to another color or shade of the same color on the other side. The result can be mesmerizing. The following longarm machine renters had fun playing […]

Gender Neutral Quilts from the Renters

Kathleen's ombre wall hanging, quilted at Quilted Joy

Every quilt has a theme. Whether it is done with the color, or the quilting pattern or a print in the fabric, every quilt has a vibe that appeals to one person or another. For whatever reason, it is very common and very easy to make a feminine or girly quilt. Pinks, flowers, hearts, etc. […]