For the past month I’ve been sharing pieces of the Illusion quilt on Instagram, and the quilt received a lot of love from quilters all around the world! I am so grateful for all the great comments I have received.
When I first envisioned this quilt project, I never thought that I would write a pattern for it; it just felt too complicated for that. So, I didn’t take detailed notes while making it. Luckily, I had made clearly labeled diagrams for the construction of the blocks, and I was able to use those when I drafted the pattern.
Illusion is not difficult to make. I would say that a confident beginner would be able to tackle it. It is definitely a great skill builder. Given the number of half square triangles and flying geese points that need to match, precise cutting and piecing is important. I’ve also found that it’s better to minimize the number of points you need to match at any given time. To that end, I broke the quilt top into nine blocks and assembled each block by creating sub-blocks. Compared to making rows first and then attaching the rows together, this technique considerably decreased the stress of matching points.
The quilt top I made and have shared on Instagram is a wall hanging measuring 32 inches square. In the pattern I also include cutting instructions for a 64-inch square quilt. Because the quilt is based on simple units like half square triangles and flying geese, it is fairly easy to adjust the size to get to your desired measurements.
Finally, I know that Illusion is a very pink quilt! 🙂 That may be one of the reasons why I love it so much! However, I also know that not everyone is a pink person. So, I designed an alternative colorway in the blues. The pattern includes the list of specific Kona© colors I recommend for both colorways.
Without further ado, here is Illusion in all its glory! I hope you make one for yourself in either color way or even a completely different one! I look forward to seeing your creations!
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