Shimmering Petals Quilt

"Shimmering Petals" by Moira DeCarvalho

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 66" x 66"

Finished Blocks : 16 ½" blocks

Rating : Challenging

Designed By : Moira De Carvalho

We love it when the fabric does a lot of the work for you. Even a simple design can be enhanced tremendously by using just the right type of cloth. In the case of “Shimmering Petals”, it’s all about the ombre…

Designer Moira De Carvalho is a big fan of ombre fabric and was delighted when she found this collection that combined the shades of color gently moving from light to dark plus the sparkle of a metallic print. This design uses the gradating colors of the ombre to their maximum effect, causing the blocks to shimmer and shine. By paper-piecing the blocks, the results are accurate and easy to assemble.

Download this quilt pattern plus nine more in the March/April 2018 digital issue of Modern Patchwork.


  • 16 fat quarters metallic ombre in a variety of colors
  • 2 ¾ yards background
  • 5/8 yard binding
  • 4 yards backing
  • Twin-size batting

Note: Fabrics used in the quilt shown are from the Ombre Confetti Metalic Collection by V and Co. for Moda Fabrics.

Pick up your copy of Modern Patchwork January/February 2018 for this pattern and more!