Third Rock Palette Quilt Pattern


Third Rock features a shaded sphere that seems to pop from the background. Most remarkably, that amazing 3D illusion is constructed with all straight seams and foundation piecing – there’s not a curved seam in the quilt!

No curves – all straight seams and foundation piecing.

Finishes 51″ square.

Kits are no longer available.


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A Pattern & Tissues option is available.

A Tissue Only option is also available for those who would like an extra set of extra tissues. (Necessary if you want to make the quilt more than once!)

Backing Required: 3½ yards

Additional information

Weight 8 oz
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Skill Level


Pattern or Kit


Quiltmaking Technique


Kit/Pattern Options

Pattern & Tissues, Full-Size Templates on Tissue

Quilt Size


Color Options

All Colorways

Pattern Correction

The original pattern calls for two 4.5″-wide strips to be cut from the 1/4 yard of Fabric 4. Since this might not always be possible, we recommend cutting one strip 4.5″ wide and the second 3.5″ wide. This still provides plenty of strip width to complete the foundations.

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