Remember my AMH EPP project? It’s taken forever to get to the pattern writing, but it’s done! And the quilt has a name and everything. I’ve named this quilt Visible Light. It measures 46″ x 66″ and uses 1 1/2″ Hexagons and Half Hexagons, 1 1/2″ Diamonds and Half Diamonds and 1 1/2″ Jewel paper pieces. All of which I purchased at Paper Pieces online.All of the fabrics in this quilt are from my Anna Maria Horner stash. As you can see, there are some great fussy cutting opportunities in her fabrics. While this vibrant mix of pattern and color speak to me, you may hear something different from your own stash. If you like things a little less adventurous, this virtual image of the piecing can help you visualize a repetitious version.I do think this would be be stunning as a repetitious quilt using a black and white print for the outer round of the Star Flower units with bright colors for the star flowers and the interlocking diamonds. Stripes in particular would create a lot of visual interest. As always, there many beautiful ways to interpret a simple pattern.
I’ve called the pattern a “guide” because it’s not really a pattern with pieces and highly specific instructions. I provide you with a list of all the pieces you’ll need and how to organize those into the necessary units for piecing. I cover the assembly of the units into rows and the rows into the pieced field of the quilt. I give instructions for the borders, etc. but ultimately, the really important stuff is up to you and your choices of fabrics.I know some of you have been waiting for this pattern/guide for ages. Thank you for being patient! Without further ado, here’s the link to guide. You can also find this in the Freebies section for future reference.
Others of you may be tempted but remain unsure about the commitment to a project like this. My advice is just dive in and get started. The piece size makes this go more quickly than projects like the Passacaglia quilt and the finished size is also a time saver.Whether or not you choose to pursue your own Visible Light, I hope you enjoy these photos and find some inspiration for creativity of all kinds.