Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Riley Blake Designs Confetti Cotton Project Tour

Solid color fabrics from Riley Blake Designs Confetti Cottons are one of my favorite things to sew with. The fabrics in this RBD Basics collection come in so many colors, making it easy to find just the right shade to blend with any project. I like the distinction between the colors, especially in my applique designs. They are 100 per cent cotton, too! This time I went for a pieced block quilt with no applique...shocking, isn't it! 

Rippling Effects
42" x 60" lap quilt



"Rippling Effects" used six different Confetti Cotton fabrics: Storm, Oxford Blue, Chive, Curry, Licorice, and Le Creme.  I love the way these colors worked together! 


Look at some of the incredible colors of Riley Blake Designs Confetti Cottons...wow!



You can make your own "Rippling Effects" blocks with these directions:

SEWING INSTRUCTIONS: All seams are sewn 1/4” unless otherwise noted.

 

Center Blocks – Make 40 of the same block following the directions below:

On the wrong side of fabric, draw a line diagonally across 3 ½” x 3 ½” Storm squares, 3 ½” x 3 ½” Chive squares, 2 ½” x 2 ½” Oxford Blue squares, and 2 ½” x 2 ½” Black squares.

 

With right sides together, place 3½” x 3½” Storm square in top left corner of 3 ½” x 6 ½” cream rectangle. Sew along line. Trim 1/4” from sewn diagonal seam and press towards the corner. With right sides together, place a 2 ½” x 2 ½” Oxford Blue Square in the lower right corner. Sew along line. Trim 1/4” from sewn diagonal seam and press towards the corner. Repeat to make 40 rectangles.


With right sides together, place 3½” x 3½” Chive square in top right corner of 3 ½” x 6 ½” Curry rectangle. Sew along line. Trim 1/4” from sewn diagonal seam and press towards the corner. With right sides together, place a 2 ½” x 2 ½” black square in the lower left corner. Sew along line. Trim 1/4” from sewn diagonal seam and press towards the corner. Repeat to make 40 rectangles.


With right sides together, sew sections together as shown below. Repeat to make 40 blocks. Press seams down on 20 blocks and press seams up on the other 20 blocks. This will help when matching and nesting seams.



With right sides together, sew blocks into eight rows of five blocks. Press seams of four rows to the left and seams of four rows to the right. This will help when matching and nesting seams.


With right sides together, sew rows together as shown below; match and nest seams. Press seams down.


You can find the entire "Rippling Effects" PDF instructions HERE.


The blocks can be rotated to make different quilt designs:




The quilting was done by Ginger at Sew Sassy Longarm.


Check out more projects using RBD Confetti Cottons on their blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Carol said...

Sew neat--love the 3-D look of this quilt! Thanks for giving us the pattern!

Kathleen said...

Love the 3D effect on this, and that the one seam doesn’t meet. Very clever.

Vasudha said...

Love the 3D look and no seams to match! It's a win-win :-)

Needled Mom said...

I love the ripple effect this design makes.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Wonderful! I love the effect and all the different possibilities. Thanks for sharing.

Danice G said...

What a pretty quilt. Thank you for the tutorial also.