Positive Illuminations Quilt Pattern (PDF)
Positive Illuminations is a beginner to advanced beginner pattern and features a modern traditional aesthetic. The pattern includes full color diagrams, easy to follow instructions and a coloring page for customizing your own quilt. This quilt is inspired by an all time classic block, the churn dash. With a little tweaking a new modern block appears. This pattern works great with solids, prints or a combination of the two!
60" x 75"
MQG Quilt of the Month February 2018
Do you recognize this block? There’s a churn dash hiding in there. This quilt takes the basic units of a classic block and plays with the relationship between negative and positive space to make an entirely fresh new design. Most people have seen those black and white pictures that illustrate the profiles of two people but if you look at it long enough it turns into a table lamp or vase. Now look at your favorite quilt block and do the same thing. By changing up the negative and positive space in a block you will be able to change the entire look. Take a step further and rotate the different units within the block or play with the proportions to change it up completely!
About the Designer
Heather Black’s passion for quilt design is founded in her past as a landscape oil painter and her desire to be creative. She first tried quilting in 1995 but didn’t catch the quilting bug until 2011 when she designed, pieced and hand quilted her first queen size quilt. Shortly after that she discovered modern quilting and from that point on Heather has been designing and making quilts whenever possible. Her quilts and patterns have been featured in various quilting publications and is an active member in various local guilds included The Modern Quilt Guild. Heather has had a myriad of quilts displayed at international, national and regional quilt shows. Her quilts have hung at International Quilt Festival, AQS QuiltWeek, QuiltCon, MQX, Road to California and many more. She won first place use of negative space for her Urban Trek quilt at QuiltCon 2018 and several ribbons in regional shows.
Along with quilting Heather is a single widowed mom of a beautiful girl, CoraJoan, and lives in Spokane, WA. She grew up in the Pacific Northwest and attended college in Pennsylvania. Many of her designs are inspired the landscape in her home state. She maintains a blog at www.quiltachusetts.com and is active on Instragram under @quiltachusetts.