Quilled Rainbow Spiral

Quilled Rainbow Spiral

Quilled Rainbow Spiral

Quilled Rainbow Spiral
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.

Construction

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.

Quilled Rainbow Spiral
Quilled Rainbow Spiral
Quilled Rainbow Spiral
Quilled Rainbow Spiral
My art is for sale. If you would like to purchase something you see on my site, or want an entirely unique quilling made just for you, please contact me. I have some listings for original artwork and prints available on my Etsy Shop, and can always create a custom listing for you. Do you have any comments, questions, or suggestions? Please feel free to let me know what's on your mind. Or, you can contact me directly. Please visit Quilled Creations for all your quilling needs. They offer some of the best products on the market including premium quilling paper, high-quality tools, kits, and much, much, more.


4 thoughts on “Quilled Rainbow Spiral”

    • Tracey, there isn’t a pattern. All I did was create quills of increasing size as I grew the design from the center. Glad you like it. It was very simple to create, but time consuming.

    • I actually don’t usually measure my strip lengths. Instead, I base my patterns off fractions of the strips I’m using. I use Quilled Creations strips so whatever length those are is what I start with. For the two inside and smallest quills I cut the strip into quarters. So the first two quills were made using 1/4 of the full strip. The next two quills were made using 1/2 of the full strip. The next two were 3/4. The next two were the full strip. At some point, when I had filled the area that i wanted to, I stopped increasing the size of the quill. I hope this helps! 🙂

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