Every September, I bring out my TWIRL quilts. Yes, that’s plural on purpose. 😉 They are kind of the subtle.. or not so subtle… reminder to me and to everyone else in the house, that the seasons are starting to turn.

It’s no secret that Autumn is my very favorite time of year and I figured it’s been a few years since our last TWIRL update – and since we now have the TWIRL REVISITED pattern, too – well, all the more reason to re-introduce them here all together!

TWIRL – The Original

Finishes at 66″ x 80″
Available as PAPER or PDF

Fabric Requirements:

  • 1 Jelly Roll -or- (20) 2 1/2″ strips
  • 1/4 yd. stem [brown floral]
  • 4 1/2 yds. background
  • 4 1/8 yds. backing
  • 5/8 yd. binding

This is a very simple block for any level of quilter! The blocks create movement and the sensation of “falling leaves” simply by turning it in various directions and offsetting the block rows a bit from one another. I love it when simple changes make such a great impact in a quilt. Perfect to use with a jelly roll or your bucket of scraps!

This is one of our all time best selling patterns and for sure our number one jelly roll pattern. If you haven’t made your own TWIRL yet… this would be a great year to get started on one!

We have previously highlighted this pattern, as well as ALTERNATE DIRECTIONS for creating the stem in a machine-pieced fashion, in case applique isn’t your favorite – be sure to visit that blog post HERE!


Finishes at 24″ x 25.5″
Available as PAPER or PDF

Fabric Requirements:

  • 1 Charm Pack
  • 1/4 yd. inner border & stems [taupe]
  • 3/8 yd. outer border [orange]
  • 5/8 yd. background [ivory solid]
  • 1/4 yd. binding [taupe or aqua]
  • 7/8 yd. backing

What’s better than making something you love…. it’s making it MINI! Still precut-friendly, this time using a charm pack or a tiny handful of your favorite autumnal scraps!. Sometimes you just want something smaller with some of that immediate project gratification!


Finishes at 64.5″ x 79.5″
Available as PAPER or PDF

Fabric Requirements:

  • 1 Jelly Roll -or- (20) 2 1/2″ strips
  • 1/2 yd. stem [light green print]
  • 3 1/2 yds. background [ivory solid]
  • 3/8 yd. inner border [caramel brown]
  • 1 yd. outer border [cream floral]
  • 5 yds. backing
  • 5/8 yd. binding [coral]

It was time to update the classic TWIRL quilt…this time with some new fabrics, some updated pieced stems and a new little spin on the block itself. So when I released CINNAMON & CREAM last year, I knew that it was time for a new version of TWIRL. If you have made the original cream version, I do believe it might be time to make the caramel one with these new additions and simplified stem process! The most important decision you will have to make is light leaves on a dark background OR color leaves on a cream background! Which would you choose?

With National ‘Sew A Jelly Roll’ Day coming up tomorrow… Saturday, September 16, 2023 – I hope you take advantage of this beautiful, classic Fall design and make one of your own!

Happy Sewing!


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