Some of you will recognize Eclipse. It is a pattern I wrote and published first in Quilt Now magazine and had the pattern available with templates. Now, I have redesigned it and updated the pattern to use the Classic Curves Ruler. Without templates to copy and cut out and the accuracy you have with the CCRuler, you’ll make up Eclipse easier and in less time.
For my sample, I used a variety of prints from my stash of Art Gallery Fabrics…it was fun choosing prints from many designers and collections for a happy punch of color and print! What do you think about the yellow? kind of different and a bit punchy, I think. I also sewed it with Aurifil thread and finished with Hobbs batting, my favorites. The batting in the sample is the wool blend from Hobbs. I love how the quilting texture shows up well, but it’s still light weight. Quilting by Darby Myers of Quilted Squid (have I mentioned how much I like her? (-: )
Of course, you’ll choose your favorite colors to make it all your own. I think this design has potential to look great in just about any combination. I made the mini four block version above with some extra large scale prints by Alison Glass. These pieces are a great way to show off large scale florals and graphic prints. Click Here to see Renee’s variation of Eclipse from a workshop I taught last fall.
Pattern includes three size options, baby/throw, twin, and queen. Fully illustrated instructions are included from cutting the pieces with the Classic Curves Ruler to sewing it all up. There is no paper piecing involved.
I hope you feel inspired to get sewing! I would love to see all the ways you can make Eclipse uniquely yours.
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