Today I am happy to share with you a baby sized version of the Illusion Quilt, my newest modern quilting pattern. This quilt uses the 8 color layout and is a combo of fat quarters I grabbed from my fabric stash and a fun text print by Alison Glass.
Illusion is my newest 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.
I loved making this quilt using fat quarters I had in my stash, and the baby size really comes together quite fast!
For the 8 color baby version of the pattern you will need fat quarters for colors 1-4, and fat eighths for colors 5-7, and a total of 1 1/4 yards of fabric for your background.
I wanted to choose colors that had a nice flow, but still offered a bit of contrast.
All fabrics for colors 1-7 are by Ruby Star Society. Some fabrics have links to shop.
- Permanent Wave - Flamingo
- Stay Gold - Sparkle Lipstick
- Spark Lipstick
- Petunia Gingham - Flamingo
- Petunia Sprigs - Cayenne
- Strawberry and Friends - Strawberry in Caramel
- Add it up - Wine Time
Text - Sun Sprint 2022, Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
I recently shared a video on exactly how I quilted this particular quilt using my BERNINA 770 QE Plus and my BSR or Bernina Stitch Regulator and a fun orange peel quilting technique.
I am pretty new to free motion quilting and really enjoyed how easy this type of quilting was when you have a square or rectangle block quilt as your quilting surface.
It's almost like stitching a straight line, but with a bit of a curve movement. Quilting a pillow or a baby quilt was a great first quilt to use this technique on for some practice and I absolutely love how the final texture turned out!
Finished Cover Quilt Images: