Monday, August 8, 2022

The Light Within Pattern Release

It gives me great pleasure to release another pattern, one that was published in Make Modern issue #42. (affiliate link) Like my first publication in MM, this one uses just one block. Rotating it and colouring a few of the blocks slightly differently results in the illusion of four on-point blocks and a centre glowing star, which led to the quilt's name, The Light Within.
Taken by the Windsor/Detroit waterfront, Ambassador Bridge in the background

This is a beginner pattern, consisting of squares, rectangles and HSTs. I love the diagonal movement across the quilt, and how the stars kind of twinkle in and out as you realize there are nine of them!

This one of the blocks in the 150 Canadian Women quilt I made in 2017/18. A few of my quilt designs have evolved from making those blocks! I guess that speaks to the value of making sampler or block of the month quilts: it exposes you to a lot of different blocks.

Because this is available in Make Modern issue #42, and people can still easily go and buy that issue, I wanted to include a second quilt using the block, so a table centre piece that could also be a wallhanging is included in the pattern.

It uses Pat Sloan's new line for Benartex Designer Fabrics, 'Bird Song'. It's such a pretty line! I can't wait to get my hands on this fabric; due to vacation time in the fabric request department, it has been delayed a few weeks.

With some eager-beaver Christmas quilters starting their Christmas sewing, I mocked up the small quilt version in Amanda Murphy's newest line, 'Holiday & Winter Jewels'. It's the line I used for Pop Star (see sidebar for the turquoise and lavender side of the line).
So festive!

The pattern is on sale all week for 30% off in my Etsy shop, SandraJaneQuilts.  Thank you to Yvonne of Quilting JetGirl for tech-editing.😁

If you wouldn't mind pinning it on your Pinterest page of quilts, I would greatly appreciate it as that helps get the word out. You can pin it directly from this blog post! Thank you so much.


  1. Congrats on another pattern & it's lovely Sandra & I do remember it in the magazine & just maybe one day it will be one I try. Too many I want to get done at the moment and UFO's finished. Take care & hugs.

  2. Congrats! I love it in the green and turquoise, pretty!

  3. It's nice to see you back in blogging action Sandra. I really enjoyed your back-at-it post, and am fishing through stash to for ideas for fabric for this design.

  4. The Light Within makes a beautiful Christmas table topper. Congratulations on the release!

  5. Oh that is beautiful - I wonder how I missed it in Make Modern. Mind you I think there have been a few issues that for one reason or another I haven't read. I know they are there though :-)

  6. I just realized your post hasn't come to my inbox (sigh), but I'm here and wanted to cheer you on for the release of this pretty pattern! I love the variations you shared as well!

  7. I've got the pattern! Looking forward to using it to make a Christmas gift or two!

  8. Sandra this is definitely another winner! I love the pattern.

  9. Quilt Pinned! What a gorgeous design!! Congratulations on another publication and what looks like a fabulous pattern. It's nice to see the design/wallhanging in different fabrics too.