The Color Spectrum was designed as a beginner pattern to introduce quilters to paper piecing. The project is fast, uses only one foundation block, employs simple cutting techniques, and is an affordable and fun way to jump into your first paper piecing project. It is meant to make those new to the process find confidence, understanding, and success.
The foundation papers for the Color Spectrum were designed by Quiltworx. The instructions included herein describe the process of making one quilt. Additional papers are available for purchase to increase the size of the pattern or make another quilt.
We have a downloadable version of this pattern if you would like to print it at home! You can purchase it by clicking on the downloadable option under the Buy Now Button or by purchasing it through Quiltster.
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This pattern is Quiltster Compatible! This means you can color the quilt with your favorite Fabric Collection in Quiltster before you make it and obtain yardage! Click on the logo to the left to be taken directly to the Template page for this design in Quiltster. You may need to log into your account for the link to work. If you do not have a Quiltster account already, you will need to subscribe and log in before this link will work. Subscriptions can be obtained by going to http://www.quiltster.com, click on Subscribe!
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