I make a lot of quilts. It is part of the job of being a pattern designer. I like them all, but I love Refraction.
The quilt is deceptively simple. It uses strip piecing and a 60-degree ruler to create the the diamond shapes you see here. The quilt is made with a jelly roll and some yardage. There are no Y-seams and you can easily make the top in a weekend.
I just love it when I can create something that looks really complicated, but can be made quickly and without too much fuss.
But the biggest reason why I love this quilt is the negative space. This is the perfect design to give to your quilter and tell them to have fun with it. That’s what I did when I sent it to Natalia Bonner. She did a fabulous job quilting feathers into all the diamonds and the border. There are beautiful swirls in the background and a nice outline to accent the star center. She just did an amazing job and I couldn’t imagine the quilting being any better.
There are patterns and 60 degree rulers on shop.quiltaddictsanonymous.com. Just click on the links below to get what you need to make this quilt yourself.