Intricate marble patterns on an elegant inlaid table inspired Dancing Ribbons, by Cindy Rounds Richards. Use the project as 12″ x 12″ mini wall quilt or the center of a larger quilt. Have fun picking out your own dancing color combinations!
Dancing Ribbons uses paper piecing, curved piecing, and applique techniques. The manageable size makes it a perfect project for building your skills all while playing with color and design. You can use up your scraps, build a collection of treasured materials, or create a limited color palette for a stunning effect.
Printing Note: Measure Foundation Piecing Section Z for printing accuracy. Section Z should measure 6 1/2″ from the left seam allowance line to the right seam allowance line.
Color & Fabric Guide
We love Dancing Ribbons, and now it’s easier than ever to make with the Color & Fabric Guide! It takes all the design and organizing information from the pattern, but gives you space to write out your choices and catalog your fabric. There’s also a coloring page and a guide to making the “rings” variation where two ribbons connect.
Dancing Ribbons Quilt Along
Looking for Dancing Ribbons quilt inspiration? Look no further than the Dancing Ribbons Challenge. The Centre Pieces Guild shared pictures from their guild challenge using Dancing Ribbons.
“We needed a central block for our 2013 challenge quilt that could be used by all those participating without regard to their style preference. Cindy Richards’ “Dancing Ribbons” fit the bill and provided the perfect starting point for our challenge. The quilts grew beautifully over the next six months. Every one was unique. It amazed everyone that the same set of rules could produce such beautifully different results.” – Barbara Zeger, Co-President of Centre Pieces Quilt Guild
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