Quilled Rainbow Spiral
After I made the Goddess Mandala, I thought I’d see if I could create a sizable circular quilling that gave the same rainbow effect but took less time (hence being able to sell it for a little less) and what I ended up with as a first attempt is this Quilled Rainbow Spiral.
The quilled rainbow spiral is roughly 9×9 on a white, 140lb, 11×15 background. It was easy to create – easy but rather time-consuming – just consisting of teardrop shapes in ascending sizes. There are 8 quills in each spiral arm (except one!). And the lengths are in percentages of total paper length of the solid quilling paper from Quilled Creations. 1/4 strip, 1/2 strip, 3/4 strip, full strip. I just pulled a Quilled Creations paper package out of my stash and notice that it only describes the width of the strip as opposed to the length. Let me take a peek on the internet…
“About 18 inches long” according to the Quilled Creations website.
So you can do the math from there and figure out what lengths each strip was.
The most important part is determining how large you want your central opening and how many quills will fit around that circle and what size strip it’ll take to make them. Does that make sense? Let me explain more fully. I originally started out using a quarter as my guideline for the central opening, but when I got my quills made, I realized that I’d have to omit several colors that I wanted. So, I found a pill bottle that had a decent-sized opening and used that. Of course, the next issue was that I was short a few colors. It was easier to add four or five new colors to the mix than reduce it.
By the time I was done, this took me three evening sessions, though admittedly, I wasn’t working at top speeds.
I think that I’ll do another rainbow spiral in the future, but will alter the design slightly.