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Jun 21, 2013

ripple quilt finish/published!

Jun 21, 2013
Pin It ripple quilt full shot
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 Generation Q magazine.
ripple close up
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 Lagoon lately... :)
ripple quilting
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...
ripple quilting take 2
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.
mag pic

Quilt Stats.
Name: ripple
Size: 51" x 56"
Design: easy paper-pieced block design and layout by me
Fabric:  fat quarters from my stash, some Sketch, some Houndstooth, Terrain Orange print on Kona White.
Piecing:  Me
Quilting: Me
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11 comments:

  1. This is really beautiful!! I love the striking nature of the design. Sort of tribal? Anyhow, love love love!

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  2. So cool! Your quilting looks great and I love your idea for the ombre binding!

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  3. beautiful quilt! i love the ombre binding idea.

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  4. This is really cool - what a great visual quilt!

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  5. It looks amazing! I think it would look great in blues and greens too :)

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  6. this is so gorgeous ! lots of shape interest, movement, color...
    I have never tried paper piecing but I'll look for the magazine and pin your instructions in hope of trying to make this beauty some day

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  7. Very cool...thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  8. How cool! Congratulations on being published! :)

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  9. Only 18 months late seeing this quilt - but its very Moccasin-esque! Really gorgeous! Just killing a few minutes before our New Years Eve Redbox movie starts…. browsing all your published quilts. And adding a few to my To-Do list for 2015. Cheers!

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