Meet ripple... A new finish. This quilt is one of my favorites (but aren't they all?) - and has a stunning visual impact. Ripple is a very BASIC paper pieced pattern. Have you ever tried paper piecing? This quilt would be a great way to start. It uses only 5 fat quarters plus a background fabric. It is in the June-July 2013 issue at
Although I used pinks, oranges and reds, you can still feel the ripple effect of a stone dropped in the water. I guess water is on my mind lately, or maybe it just inspires my quilt patterns with this quilt, ripple and
I found it hard to photograph the quilting I did on the Kona White. But if you look closely, you can see I did wavy lines radiating out from the center of the ripple. In between some of the wavy lines, I quilted pebbles or bubbles to add to that water ripple effect. Or maybe with the reds, it should be hot lava...
One of the other things I love about this quilt is that I made scrappy binding. But not just any scrappy binding, instead it has an ombre effect starting at the top left corner. It starts red and then radiates around the quilt ending with a cool pink in the lower right corner. Cool huh? I'd never tried that before, but I really love how to came out.
51" x 56"
easy paper-pieced block design and layout by me
fat quarters from my stash, some Sketch, some Houndstooth, Terrain Orange print on Kona White.