The truth is that I have been mulling over the word spiral for almost the whole 2 months and only finished it yesterday. What I came up with makes me think of the Olympic event where they use the ribbons in their routine. I love watching the Olympics and hearing the stories of the athletes journey there.
As a little girl I always enjoyed taking ribbons and twirling around with them. They flow and fly through the air to make such wonderful designs. I never imagined it would become a portion of an Olympic event. The funny thing is that when I looked up the color of the Olympic rings they are red, yellow, green, blue, and black on a white background. I didn’t get all the colors right,(no black or white and I added orange) but I did pick out colors that I liked. They look Olympicish right?
My design started in a dream on spirals. It turned out even better then in my dream and was fun to make. I cut a circle out of fabric and then just started cutting into it in a spiral fashion. Next I laid it on the background fabric making it ruffle as I spiraled it out of the center and pinned it in place. It looked really cool with the pins radiating out from them and I thought I might quilt it that way. Then I started gluing the low spots down and taking the pins out. I liked it that way too. I may add some other touches later, but for right now the ribbons are flowing and making happy ripples in the air.