Ripple & Swirl - the winter swirl

Today I have another Swirl quilt to share!

This winter version was finished just a few days ago, and I managed to get some outdoor photos of it before too much of the snow had melted. 

Ripple & Swirl Modern HST Quilt Pattern - Penny Spool Quilts - Winter Swirl

I really enjoyed making this quilt because of the light colours, it is such a contrast to the original one in nautical navy and red.

Ripple & Swirl Modern HST Quilt Pattern - Penny Spool Quilts - Winter Swirl

I wasn't sure at first whether it was going to be a beachy, white sand and blue water kind of a quilt, or more of a winter wonderland with snow and bright blue sky (my favourite kind of winter days, although they also tend to be the coldest ones here).

Ripple & Swirl Modern HST Quilt Pattern - Penny Spool Quilts - Winter Swirl

When I picked up this beautiful bird print from the Desert Song collection by Mara Penny as the backing for it, though, it seemed like winter was more appropriate, even though they're summer birds, in the desert.

Ripple & Swirl Modern HST Quilt Pattern - Penny Spool Quilts - Winter Swirl

I had the quilt longarmed because the swirl pattern itself is very low-key and calm in this version, and is the perfect backdrop for some striking quilting. Sharyn at Huntley Quilting Studio did a such a lovely job with it.

Ripple & Swirl Modern HST Quilt Pattern - Penny Spool Quilts - Winter Swirl

I just love those snowflakes! It's the most intricate pantograph I've had done yet, and it took a full 30 minutes just to complete one row.

Ripple & Swirl Modern HST Quilt Pattern - Penny Spool Quilts - Winter Swirl

I can't resist a striped binding, either. It adds the perfect little pop to finish off a quilt.

Ripple & Swirl Modern HST Quilt Pattern - Penny Spool Quilts - Winter Swirl

My kiddo is tall enough now to hold up a throw size quilt, so I dragged him outside on a sunny (and cold!) day in hopes to get the photos before the snow started to melt too much. Apparently the arms still need some muscle building, but I guess throwing the quilt over your head at least keeps it off the ground while you rest ;-)

Ripple & Swirl Modern HST Quilt Pattern - Penny Spool Quilts - Winter Swirl


The Ripple & Swirl quilt pattern is available in my shop and comes in 5 sizes. It's scrap and fat quarter friendly up to the throw size and gives you two layout options to turn the humble HST block into a statement piece.

Ripple & Swirl Modern HST Quilt Pattern - Penny Spool Quilts - Winter Swirl

The fabrics used in this quilt are Kona Solids in White, PFD Bleach White, Lake, Aqua, Spa Blue, Bahama Blue, Waterfall and Robin Egg. The backing is Desert Birds by Mara Penny for Moda Fabrics. The binding is a 1/4" stripe in black and white by Riley Blake.

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