Today I am happy to share with you a 2 color version of the Illusion Quilt - the Achroma Version.
Illusion is my newest modern quilt pattern that plays off of a checkerboard pattern with a twist! A slight change in the block lets the movement of color and pattern trick your eyes.
There are multiple sizes and three versions to choose from: 2 color, 8 color and 14 color.
The great thing about the 2 color version of Illusion is that you can really see the movement or Illusion look on the quilt. The change in size isn't distracted by the colors changing so it has more of a striking effect.
For the 2 Color version you will need - you guessed it - 2 different fabrics. Cutting this quilt out is a piece of cake because you are making the exact same cuts on your cutting instructions. If you do not have a directional fabric its even easier, as you can chain piece pairs of colors to create most of your blocks.
The selection of fabrics below are a new release and should still be available at the time of this blog post.
All fabrics are from Achroma by Ruby Star Society for Moda Fabrics
2 color fabrics:
- Aerial in Black
- Scribble in Natural
Backing + Binding:
- Formation in Black
I also created a mock-up of the 8 color Illusion quilt using 7 fabrics from the Achroma collection with a solid black background, to show you how different this pattern can look using the same line of fabric.
For this quilt I chose to do a straight line quilting similar to the quilting I did on my cover quilt - Bella and Starry Version, you can see that quilt here.
Playing off of the change in size I quilted through the middle of each square and rectangle both directions creating a plus shape.
For the first pass through the quilt I used my walking foot, a stitch length of 3 and a guide bar to help me line up the middle of the rows perfectly. I quilted through the middle of each row going horizontally first.
For the second pass through I went from top to bottom, this time I had to change up my guide bar to center each changing size. I quilted through the middle finishing the look.
Since the quilt is mostly black, and the white print has a black pattern I decided to go with a black thread - it blended in with the quilt perfectly.
To keep the look cohesive I kept my backing and binding the same fabric.
Finished Cover Quilt Images:
Thanks for stopping by the blog today friends! If you would like to make an Illusion quilt of your own you can purchase the instant download PDF here and the printed pattern will be arriving shortly.