I was intrigued by Allison's version as I had never really thought of about making the pattern with different colors. My original version (which was the Pattern of the Month for March 2015 for the Modern Quilt Guild) which will be hanging in the Pattern of the Month exhibit at QuiltCon West was made using just two colors: black and white.
Allison made the quilt as a bee quilt in the Do Good Stitches group. She describes the group as "The Emerge circle of Do Good Stitches is made up of quilters and stitchers spread throughout the US. Our group happens to all be members of the MQG also so we had easy access to this pattern. Each month, the quilters take turns deciding on a design and color scheme for that month's quilt. The other members make blocks and send them to the quilter for assembly, quilting, and finishing. Our quilts are then donated to teens in need via Youth Emergency Services in Omaha, NE. You can follow along with us and see the other quilts we are making on Flickr at https://www.flickr.com/groups/2835585@N21/pool/ or #emergecircledogood on Instagram."
I asked Allison how she came up with such an interesting color scheme, I never would have thought to combine lavendar with the reds and blacks and oranges but it works so well. Allison told me that she was inspired by this Design Seeds picture.
Isn't the quilting awesome too? The spirals are a great accompaniment to the design. Great News - Allison's version of Use Your Illusion, which she has called Emerging Illusion was juried into QuiltCon West! You can see both versions hanging in the show!
Thank you so much Allison for allowing me to showcase your wonderful quilt on my blog!