Spiral Squared from India

With permissions from McCall’s Quilting and the quiltmaker, I am very excited to share with you a blue version of my Spiral Squared quilt, made by Dolly in India.  It is a gorgeous quilt, don’t you agree?  Needless to say, I am beyond thrilled to have Dolly use one of my designs for her recently completed quilt.  For that matter, I am always over the moon when a quilter uses one of my designs.

readers spiral squared

The following is my original yellow/gray version.  Click here for information on pattern instructions.


If you have made this quilt in other colors, please please send me a picture of your quilt.  I should dearly like to see it!

Thanks for stopping by.   I shall catch up with you later.

p.s.  You may click here to see other readers’ projects.

Spiral Squared in McCALL’S QUILTING (January/February 2014)


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.

High Res_Sprial Squares

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