The design for this quilt was inspired by the Spring 2020 fabric collection “Stellar” by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Ruby Star Society. It uses a complete fat quarter set of the the entire line. Riffing off of vintage spool and attic window quilts, the success of this design relies on dividing lots of fabrics into either a dark or light color value stack. The sides of each block are a darker value than the top and bottom, these are the lightest values in each block. The center square is the darkest, the “portal”.
Want to make your own Portal Quilt? The complete pattern is available here. I recommend using my Ruby Ruler™ to look through at your fabric selections throughout the design process, it helps you discern dark and light values.