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Prism : Quilt and Pattern for Quiltmaker Magazine


** Update: For those that missed out on the issue of Quiltmaker Magazine, I’m excited to announce this pattern is now available for sale for instant download in my shop. **

I feel like I’ve been waiting ages to show you this quilt. Last July, Quiltmaker magazine asked me to create a quilt pattern for their January/February 2012 issue that fit into the category of “modern color”. I designed this quilt, which I call Prism. It uses 99 paper pieced blocks. Simple paper piecing though, I promise!


I spent August working on the quilt, and that even included taking it and my machine on vacation with me so I could get it done on a tight timeline! Luckily I have a very understanding husband.

Prism Detail

The quilt is made using all Free Spirit designer solids. These are all the bright colors, except for the dark purple.

Free Spirit Designer Solids
Pink, Fuchsia, Tango, Orange, Saffron, Lemon, Kiwi, Apple Green, Sky, Rocket Blue, Lavender, (Violet not shown)

So the magazine article itself is really cool. I’m lucky enough to be featured with two other bloggers I’m sure you know – Rachel from Stitched in Color and Elizabeth from Don’t Call Me Betsy. They both also have great patterns in the issue. We were all interviewed on our thoughts regarding use of color and there is a write up before the patterns.

Quiltmaker Article

My two pages in all their glory!

Quiltmaker Pattern

The final quilt measures 70″ x 85″. I quilted it in straight lines, on both sizes of the horizontal and vertical seams. I also quilted in the ditch on both sides of the white fabric.

Prism Hill

The back is solid white with a simple stripe of all the colors I used on the front.

Prism Back

The solids and the pattern of this quilt make it probably the most modern I’ve created. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and am really thrilled to be in my first print magazine. I hope you will check it out!

And speaking of pattern making, Generation Q has a post up on their blog about what *really* goes into writing a pattern. If you are interested in pattern making yourself, or just are curious into the time and effort involved, head on over.

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88 Responses to “Prism : Quilt and Pattern for Quiltmaker Magazine”

  1. 1
    Sara says:

    congratulations! I love this quilt.

  2. 2
    Shari K says:

    Really pretty Faith. Those little pops of color are beautiful.

  3. 3
    lindsey says:

    LOVE THIS! congratulations! I can’t wait to buy a copy!

  4. 4
    Angela says:

    Woo hoo! It is so pretty. :)

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    Lindsay says:

    Congrats Faith! I am in love with this quilt–how exciting to have it featured!!

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    Katy says:

    Love the design of this, especially the greys and white with the rainbow, congrats on the publication :)

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    SewLindaAnn says:

    Congratulations! I got my new mag yesterday and can’t wait to read. Your quilt is absolutely amazing. The colors, the design, it’s all just beautiful.

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    QuiddityRox says:

    I’m proud to be amongst your followers!! Nicely done, Faith.
    I really like the back too.

  9. 9

    Wow, Faith, it’s gorgeous! Congrats on being published, that’s super exciting! And seriously, really really really well done on the quilt. Work of art, for sure.

  10. 10
    Cindy says:

    I love it! I really like the way you work with solids.

  11. 11
    Lynne @Lilys Quilts says:

    Wow Faith that is absolutely sensational

  12. 12
    Debbie says:

    This is just lovely! Congratulations – very cool.

  13. 13
    Helen says:

    Congratulations! Your quilt is so beautiful. I really like the fresh look :)

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    Leslie says:

    Congrats! It is fabulous! I like the quilting you did on the seams. Thanks for sharing!

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    elsa says:

    I was at a local fabric store yesterday and saw you in a magazine! how exciting is that! Beautiful quilt!

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    Lyanna L. says:

    Fantastic quilt. I love it! Congrats on the magazine! =)

  18. 18
    Grace says:

    Very nice, I bet you are very proud of yourself. This is exciting. Grace

  19. 19

    Looks great, Faith, congrats! : )

  20. 20
    Teje says:

    Congratulations Faith! Your quilt is fantastic! Beautiful colours and great design! x Teje

  21. 21
    Liane R says:

    Love your quilt! And congratulations on the magazine article!!!

  22. 22
    Rebecca says:

    Your quilt is absolutely stunning and congrats on a fantastic accomplishment!!! I can’t wait to get my copy!

  23. 23
    KellyS says:

    Faith, as always, this quilt is stunning. I love it and have to have this issue of QM! Congratulations!

  24. 24
    Nic says:

    Looks great! Congrats. Solids, really do make for stunning quilts

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    Briana says:

    This is so pretty! I just love the tones of the free spirit solids.

    Congrats on getting this published. I know what you mean about waiting forever to share projects…I am in the same boat right now with a few projects. I am dying to share photos, but can’t!

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    Maria says:

    Congratulations on a beautiful quilt and pattern!

  28. 28
    Julie says:

    congratulations!, it’s beautiful. such a lovely pattern. i will look for it on the newstand.

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    Linz says:

    Wow! That is gorgeous!!! Congratulations!!

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    Jeannette says:

    Amazing as always! Love the grays with the little bits of color (I refuse to say “pops of color”!).

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    happy zombie says:

    LOVE is an understatement. I wish there was a word for how I felt when I saw this. Love it so much. BEAUTIFUL, Faith… so freaking beautiful! And it’s got your name written all over it.

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    Michele says:

    How exciting! What a great quilt!

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    Amy in VA says:

    To quote my two year old, “Beautiful, Beautiful”. Love the grey and white with color. Need this magazine…

  34. 34
    Lindsay says:

    Congratulations! This is a beautiful quilt. I love the bright colors mixed with black and grey.

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    Jackie says:

    Congratulations Faith! I’d like to tell you that I can’t tell you the last time I purchased a quilting magazine but I’ll certainly be buying this one. It’s gorgeous! And I think it has just the right balance of modern and masculine to be a good quilt for my adult son (who wants to pick out his own fabric when I make him a quilt).

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    Christine says:

    Simply stunning!!!!

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    Jo Jo says:

    Stunning simplicity!

    Love it!!

    Just need to try and get the mag over here in the UK!!

  38. 38
    Christine says:

    Oh my goodness. That quilt is BEAUTIFUL. I think I will need to get that magazine and make that one. WOW.

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    Lynne says:

    Congratulations – the quilt is absolutely stunning!

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    WandaFish says:

    Congratulations! Your quilt is absolutely sensational :)

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    svetlana says:

    Love the quilt, it looks amazing, congrats!!!

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    Corey says:

    Congrats Faith!–This is a fantastic quilt! I meant to ask you when we talked which issue you were going to be in. =) It’s really fabulous!

  43. 43

    It is fabulous! Congratulations!

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    Vanesa says:

    What a great pattern! Congratulations!

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    Sheila says:

    Gorgeous quilt! Congrats!

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    Shannon Wallace says:

    I just wanted to say that I LOVE this quilt and the color scheme that you chose! :) The backing is super cute and simple too! Thanks for sharing. What a blessing you have an understanding hubby–I do too!

  47. 47

    Wow ! What a stunning quilt ! Well done !

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    anna says:

    so beautiful and bold. how fun to be able to finally share it!

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    Karen says:

    Wow!! Blown away with how gorgeous that quilt is!! Great work and big congratulations on the feature!

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    Cathy says:

    Congratulations Faith, I first spied this jaw dropping quilt on Pinterest. Your colour choices and pattern are incredible. Awesome work. xo

  51. 51

    How cool. What a GREAT pattern!

  52. 52

    Awesome! I love the way the grays and white set off the vivid colors. Gorgeous work, and congrats! Simply amazing work!

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    nicke says:

    congrats! it is beautiful!

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    Suzie says:

    I’m always enthusiastic about your patterns, they have the modern feeling I really like.

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    eileen says:

    Really sharp!! I want it.

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    midge says:

    Congrats, can’t wait to purchase the mag to make this. :)

  57. 57
    Donna says:

    WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARE THERE ANY WORDS FOR THIS < OTHER THAT WOW!!!!!!!!!!! okay maybe one

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    Mitzi says:

    I am so happy for you! That quilt is stunning – absolutely stunning! Congrats on the article in the magazine, I will be headed out to buy it soon!

  59. 59

    Oh the quilt is so beautiful, front and back! Congratulations!

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    Kersten says:

    So awesome! Huge CONGRATS!!! The quilt is beautiful.

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    Angie says:

    Faith, I’m so excited for you!! This is gorgeous! Congratulations on being in the magazine…can’t wait to see it in person.

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    Sarina says:

    Beautiful quilt! How nice to get published…

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    Elizabeth says:

    This quilt is really beautiful! Congratulations on the publication!

  64. 64

    Faith, that’s such a gorgeous shot of your quilt in the forest! Yes, it’s a very modern design for sure. Great job!

  65. 65

    Wow! I fell in love with that quilt at first sight. It is so beautiful, I love the pattern and the use of solids. Then I read on and realized that you and your original pattern are featured in a magazine and that makes it even more exciting! Congratulations!
    You inspire me to continue designing my own patterns and maybe one day I can be a published quilter as well.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Shannon says:

    Super exciting for you, and us! It’s always great to follow someone who’s designs strike a cord and them to see them doing so well. Many congrats! I love the pattern!

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    Lisa Estrada says:

    Awesome pattern. Can hardly wait for the magazine to hit the newstands!

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    Emily says:

    Rock Star!
    Going out to get the magazine now!

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    Pam T. says:

    Just beautiful! Gotta go find the magazine!

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    Margie S, says:

    Beautiful quilt and Beautiful colors! Congratulations on your article.

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    laura says:

    love this quilt pattern!

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    amy dame says:

    i picked up the magazine because Sonja from the Vancouver MQG has a pattern in it (i love the little birds!), but i was so pleased to see so many modern patterns in it as well! and it made me happy that modern bloggers were getting some props too!

    my other MQG is just starting their Habitat challenge, and i’m thinking that your pattern will be perfect for it. the fabric line is so graphic that it looks fabulous with space around it, and it’ll work perfectly instead of the bright colours. i’m excited to start on it!

  73. 73

    A friend of mine was telling me about this quilt, so I had to pop in and check it out. I love it! The bookstore is definitely on my “to do” list today! Congratulations!

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    amandajean says:

    congratulations, Faith! it’s a striking quilt.

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    shannon says:

    i love this quilt….i was standing in line, flipped through the issue, and your quilt sealed the deal- into my cart the magazine went….

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    Mishka says:

    Wow, this is gorgeous. Love how you used different shades of grey. Wishing I had a few different greys for a project I’m working on this week. Maybe I’ll have to make a trip to the LQS tomorrow.

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    Heidi says:

    Hi Faith!

    I am in love with this quilt! Are you ever going to release this pattern for sale on your site? I would love to buy it!

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    MizPat says:


    Fantastic quilt! Congratulations on being published. It must be a real thrill, being recognized for doing you love to do! Looking forward to seeing your name in many more magazines

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    Lizzie says:

    Wow, this prism quilt just jumped out at me from your side pics! It is so dynamic– I think this one would even make my husband want to get into quilting. Congrats on getting it into Quiltmaker. I would certainly love to give it a go,

  80. 80

    This is stunning!! I’ve been frantically searching for a quilt pattern that would be appropriate for my 24 yr. old Grandson. He works 19 of 21 days at his job, he rebuilds engines, and he’s helping his girlfriend raise her 2 yr. old son. He told me he wants his quilt to be blue, black and grey–he’s afraid he’ll get it dirty if it’s light colored. So, I think I’ll change the white to medium to dark blue, and the multi-colored corners to light blues, aquas, sea glass colors. Also I’ll need to vary the greys, those will become my lights and add some sparkle. I’ve never mastered paper piecing, but for this pattern and my Grandson, I’ll give it another try. I do believe you have solved my problem–thank you so much!! I knew that whenever I finally did see it I would instantly know it, and TA DA!! Thanks again–love your patterns!!!

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    Deborah says:

    Your patterns are beautiful! Do you sell your quilts? If yes, I’d like to know how much a king sized quilt in the Prism design would be – LOVE IT! Thanks!

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    Barbara Hall says:

    I have waited too long to go looking for the Jan/Feb issue of Quiltmaker. Is there a way to get a back issue. The spring issue is on newsstands already.

  83. 83

    Found this pattern in a magazine that I inherited from a passed away member of our quilt guild. Funny, that when I looked it up on Google to see if anyone had made it in other colors, I ended up back on your page. Your Kaliedescope quilt was my inspiration for starting quilting, and now I am going to make this quilt for my brother in-law and his new wife. So excited to get started.

  84. 84

    So Beautiful.. I am glad to see an exciting QAL too..

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    Sally says:

    I have never made a modern quilt before, the perfect design for a wedding gift I need to make before next summer. I am hoping to order it tonight and get started sooner than later. Is there another option other than PayPal to order though?

    • 86
      Faith says:

      Hi Sally – I only accept payments through PayPal, however you don’t need a PayPal account to use it. You can pay with just your credit card on their site as well. Hope that helps!

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    Terri Goff says:

    Is the pattern pdf emailed after payment? I expected a window to pop up after payment so I could download the pattern.

    • 88
      Faith says:

      Yes, you will receive an email with a link to download the pattern after you checkout. Just be sure to save the PDF file to your computer once you open it.

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