Ripple & Swirl


Ripple & Swirl is two modern quilt patterns in one. Part of my HST pattern collection along with Facets and Polar Peaks (available as a free download when you sign up for my newsletter), it’s another pattern that relies on simplicity for impact. Playing with contrast and layouts, this pattern takes the humble half-square triangle to new heights.

This quilt uses contrast for the design to pop, whether that’s achieved with different colours, or simply light and dark versions of the same colour. It offers two different layout options that will make you want to play around with colours and value, mixing and matching to see where it’ll lead, and is a great pattern for using what’s in your stash.

This navy and red nautical Swirl is the baby size and will make a perfect gift for a special little sailor. All the fabrics in this quilt were from my stash, including the wonderful anchor backing I had stashed away for just such an occasion.

This beautiful, queen-sized quilt is the Ripple version of the pattern and was made by Victoria in the most delicious pinks and teals. A few simple turns of the blocks and the quilt goes from a two-toned spiral to a set of concentric squares that leave lots of options for colour variation, too.

The two pillow versions of this pattern make another good case for what happens when you dig deep into your scrap bins. I’ll be blogging about them both separately, so if you’d like to read more about how these came along, keep an eye on the blog for that.

There’s also a blog post with more of my tester’s quilts.
I wanted to showcase their beautiful work in a separate post for your inspiration, and you can check out the hashtag #psqrippleandswirl on Instagram as well to see all their wonderful work.

The pattern is available now in my pattern shop. Be sure to tag your makes on Instagram with #psqrippleandswirl as well! I can’t wait to see everyone’s quilts!

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