Transparent Squares Quilt

The look of layered transparency is created by pairing lighter-value fabrics with darker-value versions.
SKU: EP12438

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I love the look of layered transparency, the illusion that lighter shapes of see-through color are hovering over or beneath shapes of darker color. For this quilt I paired lighter-value fabrics with darker-value versions of the same or similar colors. Orienting the gray ombré borders with the light edges inward makes the neutral color seem to flow behind the blocks.

Finished Block: 12 1/2" × 12 1/2"
Finished Quilt: 50 1/2" × 50 1/2"
Required Materials:

  • Fabric for quilt top: 8 dark-value fabrics, 1/4 yd. each, 8 light-value fabrics in the same hues, 11" × 18" or 1/4 yd. each
  • Borders, 11/2 yds., gray ombré (I used Cara Gelato 714 by Daiwabo.)
  • Backing, 31/2 yds.
  • Batting, 60" × 60" or twin size
  • Binding, 1/2 yd.
  • Rotating cutting mat, 14" × 14"

Originally Published:Modern Patchwork, Spring 2015. 


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SKU EP12438
Author/Speaker/Editor Christine Barnes
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