October 16, 2021

Shining Through Pattern Release

This quilt has been made to wait and wait and wait. First it had to wait because Covid shut down the class I was teaching, where the students were making their own versions. At that point the quilt hung out in a bag for months and was only ever called 'my class quilt' because I couldn't come up with a name. Finally the class was able to resume and the students finished their quilts 😊 Then it waited some more to finally get a name, thanks to my husband's Aunt Jennifer who suggested it on an IG post when I asked for help a few weeks ago. Even then, it was still waiting for the pattern to be finished.

But today Shining Through isn't waiting anymore! This beginner friendly pattern is now listed in my Etsy shop. The PDF is available immediately and the printed pattern is a preorder that will ship as soon as they arrive from the printer. To celebrate the pattern release, it is available at the introductory price through October 20th.
Shining Through quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
Using simple shapes, Shining Through is perfect for beginners, with a few half-square triangles and a few places to match up seams, but not so many of either as to be overwhelming. On the other hand, with its abundant negative space and bold lines, it's a great choice for more experienced quilters looking for a quick project.

Along with the 40" x 45" baby or wall size shown here, the pattern also includes instructions for a 60" x 70" throw size. Either size would make a great gift! 

With some yardage for the background, Shining Through is also fat quarter friendly and stash friendly. Because the squares aren't cut super small, the pattern would be beautiful with medium scale and even large scale prints as well. Really, I think any fabrics would look great in Shining Through and I can't wait to see the versions you make so I can check it out in all the variations 😊 Truly, that is my favourite part of being a quilt pattern designer.
Shining Through quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
I have fabric picked out for a version with a light background that I'm really excited about, though I won't get to it until sometime in 2022. I'm hoping to be able to do some fun quilting in the negative space of that one. Since this version was made as a class sample, where I would be teaching the students to quilt straight lines with a walking foot, that's what I did on my quilt, too. That negative space just seems to be asking for some free motion quilting, though!
Shining Through quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
Get your Shining Through pattern in my Etsy shop today. Buy the PDF or preorder the printed pattern now through October 20th and save $3 off the regular price.

Buy Shining Through - PDF

Preorder Shining Through - Printed


  1. I'm happy for you to have worked out such a nice design to teach beginners. Gotta keep the design pretty basic for the first-timers. The quilt design I came up with to teach newbies is included in the cost of the class. Haven't ever considered trying to sell it. Hope you do well with it!

  2. Congratulations on the pattern release, Leanne!

  3. what a nice design to ease new makers into their passions. Congrats on the pattern release. I just finished one of my WIPs and I'm shining myself in the joy of it. I'm not sure where to link it into your challenge you started last month so I'll share it with you here. Thanks for the inspiration Leanne, it's appreciated.



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