Way back when I was first starting up as a business, I designed a free quilt pattern that I kind of forgot about! Thanks to today’s prompt “Fast Finishes”, part of the 2017 #IGquiltfest by Amy’s Creative Side, I was reminded that I did have a quick and easy quilt pattern to offer! I would like to reintroduce you to “Oculus”, a quilt I designed to be reminiscent of the design of a Roman villa.
This quilt is perfect for precuts as it uses a single layer cake, a dessert roll, or 3 charm packs, and all that empty space is perfect for some fun quilting! Now that I have more quilting under my belt, I think I am going to revisit this pattern and make it in new(er) fabrics. Here’s a pic of the back, where you can see the quilting a little better:
You can find the PDF download here: Oculus . It even has my old logo FTW!
And here’s a little bit about the design inspiration. “Oculus” is the Latin word for “eye”. In the Pantheon, the oculus is an opening to the sky in a central space, which allows light, air, and water to come into the interior of the home. The floor underneath the opening had holes in it to direct the rain water into the cisterns below. This was my first quilt with the Pantheon as a subject, but not my last! The second is an architectural study in my book, Wanderlust Quilts.