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.