Hello from “snowed in” country!! We are snowed in, and Miss Baby’s school is canceled for the second day. It’s cold and a little frightful outside post-snow, but we are warmed in the heart by just being together at the Ivory Spring household.
I am MOST MOST MOST excited to start off my 2014 with my first ever feature in McCall’s Quilting magazine! It’s a dream come true!!! Without further ado, here is Spiral Squared, featured in the January/February 2014 issue of McCall’s Quilting!
As you can see, this is another one of my “gray” quilts. But the effect of yellow and gray is such that the gray really brings out the cheeriness in the sunshiny yellow, don’t you think?
Spiral Squared uses rectangular strips to create the spiral effect, thus the construction is relatively simple. You may purchase the magazine issue which contains the instructions for making Spiral Squared here and here.
The quilt uses fabrics from Benartex’s Zest collection. The fabrics in this collection have a shiny sheen to them, and I had the most fun turning them into a quilt top!
Oh, I would be remiss not to show you the very cool fabric I used, also from Zest, for the backing fabric.
Quilting was done using Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany silk batting! The silk batting gave the large quilt a nice and soft feel, despite the fact the quilting tended toward the dense side. Notice how the negative space is perfect for textured quilting!!!
Since this is a two-color quilt design, I think it would look great in a number of color combinations: orange/green, black/red, brown/blue etc. Curious mind wants to know what color combination(s) you would use…
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed Spiral Squared. I know that some of you are attempting this quilt — so, please send me pictures of your finished quilt. I would love to see your version. I shall say goodbye for now… as more work awaits. Have a blessed day, Dear Friends!
My 2014 line-up so far:
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2014): Hurry Home
McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2014): Spiral Squared
Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Enchanted Forest
Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Urban Stars
Quilter’s World (Spring 2014): Urban Oasis
The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing
The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day
January Free Pattern: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex
January Free Pattern: Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex
January Free Pattern: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex