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    Ombres? Are you using them?

    Are ombres the next "hot item" in quilting?

    Have you used any of them?

    If so, what have you made?

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    That's very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics View Post
    Are ombres the next "hot item" in quilting?

    Have you used any of them?

    If so, what have you made?
    The fabric pusher had ombre batiks in flower colors the last time I was there. They're awesome for doing flowers because you don't have to hunt and hunt for 3 or 4 fabrics of the same color in a range of tones. I have design for the wall hanging done I just have to get the wall hanging done!

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    I have used them alot for many different projects, but smaller projects. They are great when you want variations in the same color. To me they are one of the best stash builders a quilter can have. I have a pattern for a quilt I want to make .. perfect for a ombre ... but every time I find one I like there is not enough yardage for that pattern. The pattern has a peiced medalion center with other piecing around the perimeter. Rather than have a large "open" area an ombre surrounding the center medalion ..light going to dark at the outside border would be perfect.

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    doesn't require ombres, but I think they would be fun to use.

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    I have this pattern (had it for about a year) and it uses ombre fabrics - its a very simple yet awesome design - I actually saw this quilt up close and its very cool. The pattern is called "Orbital View" and you can see it on the website: www.hddesigns.net

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    oops, sorry I always stick my replies in the wrong spot ;-0

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    I used some in a small wallhanging and I really liked that I didn't have to buy several fabrics. I used different parts of the same turquoise piece for the Fashionista pattern in Mccalls? It was a hat, shoes and purse and they all went nicely together. I have seen them used in landscape quilts and they are beautiful but I haven't done a landscape quilt/wallhanging.

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    Guess I will just be the first one to admit I have no idea what Ombre means, is or even looks like! Help anyone???
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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