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Gradation Quilt Pattern


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Gradation is a fun twist on a traditional values quilt, where you can play with color temperature (warm vs cool) or color value (light vs dark) for a truly dynamic, interesting finished quilt! This six page quilt pattern include thorough step-by-step instructions with diagrams throughout to illustrate each step fully. This pieced quilt pattern features a quilt that has previously been seen in a past issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited. The cover pattern features fabrics from a scrappy assortment of Art Gallery collections, in shades of blue and pink. You'll find a black and white line drawing of the block in the pattern that you can reproduce to your heart's content until you figure out the right fabric/color placement that makes you excited to start cutting! You'll also find detailed instructions, complete with photographs and full-color diagrams to assist you in your quilt making. Cutting and yardage information is provided for four quilt sizes: baby, lap, twin, and queen/king. If you make something using this pattern, please do share it with me! You can share it with me on Flickr in my Flickr group or on Instagram by tagging me (@dontcallmebetsy) or using the hashtag #dontcallmebetsy. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY basic sewing skills: how to use a sewing machine, how to use rotary cutter, etc SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS four sizes included with pattern: baby, lap, twin, and queen/king

Supplies Needed

  • see photo with fabric requirements for all four sizes
  • sewing machine in good working condition
  • iron for pressing

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Don't Call Me Betsy
Elizabeth Dackson is a passionate quilter, pattern designer and blogger. She is the author of Becoming a Confident Quilter as well as her new release in 2016, The Quilter's Paper Piecing Workbook. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including Quilt, Quiltmaker, Fat Quarterly and more. She teaches quilting in venues across the United States, from local guilds to national events such as Sewing Summit and QuiltCon. She adores the creative outlet she's found in quilting and loves sharing it with others!