Rainbow Ripples & Reverse Ripples Pattern
We started this Rainbow Ripples quilt top last week. It is a nice sunny and bright Drunkard’s Path quilt. These Icon Elements are so pretty and have little icons on them just as the name suggests. The quilt top put itself together in a quick hurry.
Then it sat because it was the beginning of the school year and there just wasn’t time for quilting. I did, however, manage to throw some pattern details and templates in a .pdf document to share with everyone.
Rainbow Ripples and Reverse Ripples
Here’s what both patterns looks like in EQ8, and this is the details of Rainbow Ripples that I hope you can use. Let’s talk a bit about how both patterns came to be on our radar. I saw a version of Rainbow Ripples on Patty’s Elm Street Quilts website. We were already making these Drunkard’s Path blocks in a larger size for our beehive queen of the month. I popped over to EQ8 and whipped up a block, placed them in a quilt top and colored them with our fabrics. Then we had to wait for the fabric to arrive.
It took very little time once the fabric was here to make a quick test block. But another quilt was floating around in the back of my mind after cutting all of the template A pieces out. There were 48 castoff pieces in the shape of template B, only in a smaller size. Hmm. Back to EQ8 for the same pattern with a smaller block to use up those castoffs. We don’t want to waste them, do we?!
Rainbow Ripples Details
Let’s get back to the topic at hand or Rainbow Ripples. Our little shining star that makes both of us happy. We usually trace the templates on the wrong size of the fabrics, but this time I gave rotary cutting a shot. I carefully and SLOWLY followed the template with only a few skims of the paper.
Then, I make a crease in both pieces to find the center point by matching the sides together.
I placed only three pins before sewing – one at the creased center point, one at the beginning edge and the last at the end. For me, it was easiest to have the template A piece on top which is the white fabric for this example. Try it both ways to see which is easiest for you!
Template B does fit on a charm pack, if you would like to go that route. We didn’t because we didn’t have a rainbow pack. Also, I’ve found charm packs to vary in size so definitely test the size (5″) before you start. Sue cut me 5.25″ squares for template B. I am more comfortable trimming down the fabric that taking a chance of it being too small.
Rainbow Ripples Quilt Top
Here is the first row on the design wall. Once all the cutting was complete, the blocks went together lickety split.
Now the quilt top is all layered and has been since Sunday late afternoon, awaiting my attention for quilting. It’s not possible to be complete as a DrEAMi project for Sandra’s mmm Quilts linkup on Saturday, but check out our other friends inspirations and posts. You never know when you, too, may have to Drop Everything And Make it. If you make either Rainbow Ripples or Reverse Ripples we would love to see it!!
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