Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Rainbow Ripple Quilt and Pattern

 A Ripple of Color!

I have finished my Kona Jelly Roll Quilt using all 28 new Kona Colors arranged in a rainbow of colors.  Revisiting the humble Half Square Triangle was revitalizing and a reminder that creativity isn't limited by working with traditional quilting blocks and basic techniques.

My verdict on the new 28 new Robert Kaufman Kona colors?  Gorgeous!  Glorious color; the new colors supplement the existing range of Kona colors perfectly and as a set of colors on their own they play very nicely alongside one another.  I am looking forward to getting my hands on a little yardage when available.

As much as I love the grey sketch background fabric (Alexander Henry - Heath in Metal) I can also imagine this rainbow of colors sparkle against a more traditional RPQ solid white background. 

But I did go for a standard Black/White binding fabric (this one by Timeless Treasures - the stripes are just a fraction wider than the black/white Lecien stripe). I am still rather obsessed taken by this binding ...
I have updated my Etsy Store and listed the Rainbow Ripple Quilt.  You can find the listing for this quilt here:  Rainbow Ripple Quilt SOLD

It also happens that I have written a pattern for this design.  The Rainbow Ripple Quilt Pattern is very Jelly Roll friendly and includes step by step tutorials, including photographic images for piecing and pressing seam allowances for all of the patchwork units and sashings that make up this quilt.

The Rainbow Ripple Quilt Pattern is available here:

Oh! Two new patterns in two days - too much math and computer time.  It's back to the sewing machine for me.

Happy Stitching! 

Relevant Links:
28 New Kona Colors
A Kona Jelly Roll in Progress

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  1. Oh my gosh...that is just stunning! Really, really nice.

  2. Stunning Rita - another pattern I may just need to add to my collection!

  3. Hi, I am new to this whole blogging thing but I put a photo of my attempt at one of your quilt patterns I purchased from your etsy store, I have just linked your blog to it, I hope that is ok!
    It has been an easy pattern to follow so thank you!!!


  4. I love this. Have you ever done a tutorial on how to draft a pattern?? I would be very interested!! Need to get a hold of some Kona solids and visit the half square triangle!

  5. Wow. This quilt is amazing. I always look forward to your posts to see what new sensation you've come up with. Thank you for the inspiration.

  6. This quilt is a jaw dropper, I absolutely love it! Thanks so much for making the pattern available!

  7. I think that you have outdone yourself with this one. It is wonderful.

  8. I love the bright colors in this quilt. What did you do for the back? I always find your backs to be as scrumptious as your fronts. Hmmm...that sounded kind of weird. Anyway, so happy you posted the pattern I was going to write you and ask you about it. My friend and I just pieced our second quilt last weekend. You should have seen us trying to do the math. We kept asking each other...."Do you think Rita struggles like this? What would Rita do". LOL

  9. Beautiful quilt. I love the new Kona colors too.

  10. Yup, I so love this quilt and the binding! Thanks for identifying the fabric :-) This quilt's a stunner!

  11. Wow stunning quilt. You sure do make them fast! (sorry for the pun) you're like a sewing machine! What's your secret? =D

  12. Just came over from Lily's Quilts to visit your beautiful blog and enjoy your gorgeous quilts and fabrics. This one is smashing, and I also liked your bearclaw pillows in the previous post. Congratulations on a blog well done!
    best from Tunisia,

  13. It's gorgeous! I really love that Alex Henry sashing/background fabric you've used. Such a great design.

  14. It is really striking, congratulations Rita!

  15. You are a stunning quilt designer/creator, Rita. Just stunning, inimitable and a perfect way to showcase the new line of fabrics. You're the best !~!~

  16. I love that quilt! I have recently begun a love affair with solids, and I also have a whole lot of cousins who are having babies coming up, so that bundle would be great! The book is in my Amazon cart-here is hoping I can take it out!


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