Spiraling Petals

Spiraling Petals {Blogger’s Quilt Festival and Pattern Release}

Blogger's Quilt Festival, Quilt Pattern

Hello and welcome to Quilting Jetgirl! For those of you new to my blog who might be visiting from the Blogger’s Quilt Festival hosted by Amy from Amy’s Creative Side, my name is Yvonne Fuchs and I am a modern quilter with a love for strong geometric design and color value / transparency, designer, tech editor, and blogger.

My first entry to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival is Spiraling Petals. (Transparent Ribbons is my second entry.)

Spiraling Petals in Simply Moderne 9
Spiraling Petals in Simply Moderne 9, photo courtesy of Quiltmania

I have developed an affinity for using transparency as a technique for achieving a balance and interest in my quilt pattern designs. One definition of transparency is “something… viewed by light shining through it.”1 In addition, transparency as a behavior implies openness, communication, and accountability.2 In Spiraling Petals, the goal was to merge both aspects of transparency together to create a modern, graphic quilt depicting an opening rose; hence the soft, round edges and sharp, crisp points merging together into a cohesive whole.

Spiraling Petals - Quilting Detail
Spiraling Petals – Quilting Detail

I used 50wt Aurifl 4020 (Fuchsia – darkest), 2530 (Blossom Pink), 2423 (Baby Pink), & 2021 (Natural White – lightest) to densely quilt each color blocked area in the quilt. Robert Kaufman provided the following Kona Cotton Solids for this project: Pearl Pink (lightest), Pink, Bubblegum, and Pomegranate (darkest). If I were do it all again… I would substitute Medium Pink for Pink. 😉

Spiraling Petals in Simply Moderne 9
Spiraling Petals in Simply Moderne 9, photo courtesy of Quiltmania

Quilt Stats

Size: 74 1/2″ x 74 1/2″
Batting: Dream Green by Quilter’s Dream
Quilting Patterns: Micro loops, double loops, swirls/raindrops, and swirl flowers

I am also excited to announce that the PDF pattern for Spiraling Petals is available for sale in my Craftsy and Etsy stores today! The pattern retails for $10, but if you sign up for my Quilting Jetgirl Sales Newsletter, you will receive a 20% off coupon code that you can apply at checkout in Etsy to reduce the price of anything you purchase on Etsy (including all of my other PDF patterns and my selection of printed patterns) through the end of September.

Wayward Transparency Quilt Along

For those that are new to my blog, please check out the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along; we are just getting started!


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