Transparent Ribbons was originally published by the Quilter’s Planner, and today it is my pleasure to release the expanded pattern which includes instructions for 6 different sizes: baby, lap, large lap, twin, queen, and king!
The twist for the Transparent Ribbons release is that there are two different quilt covers: a blue version using prints (Christa Watson’s Modern Marks line for Benartex) and a pink version using solids (Kona Cotton by Robert Kaufman).
Transparent Ribbons uses overlapping shapes to explore fabric value and transparency techniques. The way the blocks relate to one another creates rippling chains, like a swirling candy ribbon.
What colors would you make this in? Would you use solids or prints or a combination of the two?
So, which version would you choose?
You can vote with your purchase or let me know in the comments!
To celebrate the Transparent Ribbons pattern release, it will be on sale for $8 through April 26th.
19 thoughts on “Transparent Ribbons Pattern Release”
i love all your patterns and this one is no exception. thank you so much for sharing, it makes my quilting life much richer!
Well, this is a tough decision. I love them both! The print fabric in the blue version is very cool, but I’m so used to seeing the pink version it feels wrong to not have that on the cover. Plus, I love the pink fabric combinations. I think I have to go with the blue, however, because it catches my eye maybe just a teensy bit more.
They’re both SO fun, but I’m quite partial to the pink version!! Count me on team pink 😉
Love the blue! Can’t wait to try out the pattern.
So hard to pick a favorite. Love both of the colors. I think I would go for the blue even though I like the use of solids in the pink. Blue for me.
Blue. I like the softness of using a print. Love to try it with a tone on tone of some kind.
I love christa watson modern marks fabric & the blue is stunning.But the pink catches my eye just a little more. I love the color combo
Hello Yvonne! How wonderful that you are releasing another fabulous pattern! I am usually not a pink person, but I would go with choosing to buy the solid pattern before I tried the pattern in printed fabric, so the Pink Cover is my Vote. I really do think that the printed fabric pattern would be a great challenge to make. Plus, how wonderful to include all of these size options in your patterns. That is such an added bonus! You just keep right on “Rockin” Yvonne! Your designs are brilliant!
You are so talented at design, especially with transparency. They are both wonderful but for me the pink one gets my vote, I do prefer it in solids. Congratulations on another wonderful pattern.
Although most of my stash is prints I really like the appearance of the solid pinks. Is there a list of all the exact fabrics used for the pictured pink quilt or is there a fabric bundle already put together?
My fav colours are blues and greens, but the solids in the pink version are my choice today .Another wonderful design.
Wow, that’s a hard choice! I’d have to go with the blue version as my version would probably be blue too.
Although I do love Krista’s fabrics, I like the pink version of this quilt.
Blue is my favorite color and I am usually not a fan of purple, but the purple you used in the solids version I am in love with!
I really love Christa Watson’s blue fabrics.
Love both of them, but I think I’d go with the pink – although I think it is a much richer color than pink. I would choose this too as the cover…
I have a hard time picking but I really like the little speckles in the printed fabric. They kind of look like they are floating.
Releasing in two colours is fun. It will be interesting to see how they sell. You know I’m partial to the blue 🙂
Most of your transparency patterns are made in solids, but I really like the effect the subtle print gives them. I wonder if anyone has tried them in an all-out print. The transparency effect might be lost, but some other fun thing might appear!