Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Finish: Grande Scrappy Tiles Reveal & Giveaway

I am beyond thrilled to be showing ya'll a finished quilt today. It is my first finish in forever, and it is not only pieced, it is quilted, labeled and bound.  Whoo hoo!!!  In mid April Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs asked if I would test a pattern for her.  I immediately said yes, because I love her patterns, and I loved the preview. She actually had two patterns to test and I loved both, but knew I would only be able to make one in the time frame. So I picked Grande Scrappy Tiles.

Scrappy is something I love, but it is hard for me to execute for some reason. But Cheryl makes it easy. The pattern is written so you can use fat quarters, 1/4 yard cuts or plain yardage.  I knew I wanted to use my stash so I used the 1/4 yard cuts. I used fabric left over from another quilt, and this is what the end results looks like.


I love purples and pinks and so it was fun to pick through my stash and come up with 24 different fabrics. This is the lap size quilt and it was 72 x 72 before quilting and washing, but I don't know what it is now because I forgot to measure it.  The design of this pattern is great for those large scale prints and it goes together super quick. The blocks are 24 1/2" by 24 1/2", so the lap quilt only needs 9 blocks.  I plan to make this pattern again in the queen size for my bed.


Cheryl does a great job on her patterns, explaining everything clearly, and she color coded the block assembly so you can put it together easily.  I think the hardest thing for me was picking the fabrics for each block. I'm just a bit picky and I didn't want the same fabric twice in any one block.  I got down to the last block and had the same fabric three times, so I had to do some switching.  But that is more my problem than anything to do with the pattern.


I had to piece the back, but I wanted it to be pretty simple, so a simple row of blocks worked for me. I started to do a more scrappy back, but I thought with the front scrappy, a simple back would work better.  I am quite happy with how it looks, and this photo shows the crinkly look, which is my favorite part.


The quilting is simple loops.  Since I was out of practice I wanted something I knew I could do, and I like loops. So loops it was, and I tried to make them a mix of sizes.  I used a lavender thread that blended on some blocks and stood out on others, which I thought looked cool.


Now I'm sure you are wondering about the giveaway, well the wonderful Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs is letting me giveaway a copy of Grande Scrappy Tiles to one of you lucky people.  To enter leave me a comment and tell me what you are working on at the moment.  If you are a follower, new or old, leave a second comment telling me how you follow. I will draw the lucky winner next Thursday. Now if you just can't wait to get your hands on a copy of this pattern or if you aren't the lucky winner, it is on sale for the next two weeks (until July 4th) for $6.00.  You can find it on Etsy (Here), Craftsy (Here) or Payhip (Here). If you want to see other versions of it, check out Meadow Mist Designs.

Today I am linking up with Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday @ Richard and Tanya Quilts, Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation and Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

69 comments:

  1. I love your version!! The loops give the quilt such a fun crinkly, snuggly look. Thanks so much for pattern testing for me!

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  2. Your quilt is lovely! I like the color combo you used for this pattern.

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  3. I love scrappy quilts and this one is gorgeous! I am working on prepping a wool felt project called Cottage Garden.

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  4. Great color choices for your quilt. LOVE the back! I am working on my Spangled Stars QA top. It's huge... better get sewing.

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  5. Nice colors. Thanks for the close up on the quilting. I am currently doing an archaeological dig in my sewing room so I can I can work more efficiently. In progress is a grey and yellow and 2 zig zag quilts.

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  6. Oh, I am a long-time purple lover and this quilt sings to me! It is beautiful!
    Right now, I'm not working on anything in my sewing room as we are leaving for a vacation today! Last week, I finished a darling outfit for my great-niece with a giraffe applique. I'm already pondering what I'll start when I get back home!

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  7. I follow your blog on Bloglovin'.

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  8. Love the purples in this quilt, and of course the design! This would be such a great scrap buster! I'm in the quilting world today...lots of things that need that last final machine quilting touch!

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  9. Love the quilt! I am working on quilting a crib size quilt, should finish it today!

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  10. Love the quilt! I am working on quilting a crib size quilt, should finish it today!

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  11. I am finishing up my mini for the cotton and steel IG swap
    secretcityranch at gmail dot com

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  12. i am making a pinwheel baby quilt for a baby girl soon to be born.

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  13. i am making a pinwheel baby quilt for a baby girl soon to be born.

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  14. i am making a pinwheel baby quilt for a baby girl soon to be born.

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  15. I'm working on a paper pieced quilt. I'm loving your quilt and this pattern.

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  16. Your quilt is absolutely lovely! I am working on a custom HST twin and lap quilts made from my customer's daughter's scrubs (she passed away).

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  17. Gorgeous Shauna, love your colour selection and the back works really welll. Congrats! I'm working on bee blocks this weekend - hoping not to leave them to the last minute like the last few months!

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  18. I'm working on a quilt for Moda Bake Shop! Congrats on the finish. The fabrics are so pretty!

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  19. I follow on bloglovin
    rtgandy at gmail

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  20. I am currently finishing up the FMQ on a wall hanging that has been waiting a long time to get finished. Love you quilt.

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  21. I have signed up to follow your blog via email.

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  22. I have a lot of projects in the air right now. I just finished quilting Flower Patch (by Green Fairy Quilts) and need to bind it... I have had trouble finding a good 30's print for the binding, but a candidate should arrive in my mailbox today. I also have two BOMs going, one of which is up to the current month. The other has the current month's block on my cutting table, the 16 appliqu├ęd sashing blocks fused and waiting, and then the pieced sashing blocks and July's block are patiently awaiting attention. I also started on On Point Quilt (by sew fresh) recently even though I needed another project like a hole in the head, it is all cut and the HSTs are sewn and trimmed up. I also have another small quilt waiting for quilting, which I just pieced the backing for. On top of all that, I have Amy Bradley's Alphabet quilt that I am collecting for, and am planning out a Storm of the Seas lap quilt for a Christmas gift. Oh, and I have a partially made king size quilt I am supposed to be making for my mother that I keep procrastinating on. Yes, I am insane. And stressed. And loving it all.

    http://hoopsandthimbles.com to see them all if you would like :)
    rtgandy at gmail

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  23. I follow your blog via e-mail. I am machine quilting my 1930's reproduction print quilt Thanks for the opportunity.

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  24. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU ON BLOG LOVIN' !
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  25. HI, I'm working on a monachromic cream on cream throw for my daughter! Thanks for sharing!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  26. Right now I'm testing different techniques for sewing curves. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. Oh purples - it is lovely! I am working on a boy baby quilt!~

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  28. So beautiful! This is a great pattern for those who are scared of scrappy quilts, because no matter what you do, it will turn out wonderful as long as the colors are well balanced. I am working on a flying geese quilt right now.

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  29. I love the colors you used and so want to make one of my own! I'm just beginning to quilt but have been an admirer for a very long time. I've been thinking of doing a jelly roll strip quilt, they just don't have much personality - so maybe it'll have to be this Grande Scrappy ... ?
    ktsquiltdreams (at)gmail (dot)com

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  30. I'm following you on Bloglovin
    ktsquiltdreams (at)gmail (dot)com

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  31. Love all those purples you used! I am working on a scrappy pinwheel quilt for my daughter, but would love to make this quilt for my son! Thanks! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  32. Great quilt. Love those purple and pink colors. It's wonderful to have a finished quilt to show!!! and it is so pretty. Working on an ugly fabric challenge for the guild.....and it is a challenge. rmgsummers@yahoo.com

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  33. I follow you through Bloglovin'. rmgsummers@yahoo.com

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  34. I love the purples. I need to clean my sewing room so I can start on a runner for the 4th.

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  35. HI Shauna, congrats on this beautiful finish! The loopy remains one of my fave all-over patterns and it looks great on your quilt. I am working on Cozy Afternoon QAL!

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  36. So love the purple and your quilting is great.....ty for color idea......happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  37. So love the purple and your quilting is great.....ty for color idea......happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  38. I love the colors you chose. Purple is one of my favorite colors. I am working on a mystery quilt at present. It's all in 2 1/2 inch squares. My first mystery quilt. I'm having fun with it. susan4cats@gmail.com

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  39. Working on a quilt using a very large print offset with striped squares 12 inch finished blocks required finding 5 solids and one strip of the large print to make striped squares. pennyguglie@aol.com

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  40. I do love purples. Thanks for showing us your quilting. Simple loops look great.

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  41. I'm not working on anything right now; impatiently waiting for my husband to finish my studio.

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  42. I already follow you via email

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  43. I love how this quilt turned out. The purple is perfect.

    I follow with bloglovin.

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  44. This week I have been working on a quilt for my sister and my hand sewing.

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  45. This week I will be quilting a log cabin quilt, and hopefully getting back to some handquilting. Actually, maybe I should go do some now. Its cold enough to have a quilt over my lap.

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  46. I am working on two baby quilts and a scrap remix quilt for the scrappy quilt challenge. Plus I am working on my scrappy trip around the world blocks for a swap.

    tushaythreeatyahoodotcom

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  47. I follow you via Bloglovin.

    tushaythreeatyahoodotcom

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  48. The purples and pinks really pop with this pattern and I love the loopy quilting. Do you do it on a DSM or a long arm?

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    1. Forgot to say what I'm working on - which isn't much now that school is out and my kiddo is home. I'm gathering up stash bee blocks but that's about it.

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  49. Purples are one of my fav color combos after blue. I have to get back to work on my purple one now.

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  50. I really love your quilt because purple is my favorite color. So pretty!
    Currently there's nothing going on in my sewing room unfortunately. I am still working on redoing all of my fabric storage and cannot even see my sewing or cutting tables. Heck, I can barely see the floor. LOL VERY soon this will be done; kinda. What that means is after my son and his family just moved out this past weekend, I now have an entire bedroom which is empty so we'll be setting up banquet tables in there and ALL my fabric will be headed that way which will free up my sewing room for me to get something done. I am going NUTS not being able to sew anything. Once it gets moved to the other room, I'll be working on that mess slowly.

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  51. I am finally working on a quilt for ME! I always end up giving away all of my work. My husband convinced me to keep one!

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  52. Hello, I'd love to be entered in the giveaway! Thank you for hosting it and congratulations on the Grande Scrappy Tiles quilt. It looks gorgeous!

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  53. That is stunning! I am working on a quilt for my husband at the moment. I'm new to sewing/quilting so it's going slowly but I'm enjoying the process

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  54. I'm following you on Pinterest as well - lots of wonderful pins to look through!

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