Welcome to the Alison Glass 'Skill Builder Series'. This series is designed to build your skills as a quilter. Each pattern in the series teaches an important quilting skill allowing you to learn and practice it through the creation of a beautiful handmade quilt. Shift is made up of a series of interlocking x's and is a study in colour and fabric layout. This pattern shares and discusses a number of layout styles that are attractive. You will make use of a colouring page and/or a design wall to work out the layout of your quilt giving you practice in creating layouts. A Conversion Chart is included to help you learn how to estimate cutting needs based on your layout choices. You can apply what you learn here to other quilts!