When Preeti of https://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/ asked me to test her Topsy Turvy quilt pattern I took one look at the quilt she was asking me to test and quickly proclaimed “I’m up for that”. It looks complex but knowing Preeti I knew the directions would make it easy to sew – and it was! I have plenty of stress at work so I am always on the lookout for this type of quilt – maximum impact yet easy and fun to sew.
She made hers in whites and some lovely bright summery colours and it just sang!
Take a look at these interpretations of the pattern from others who participated in the pattern testing and blog hop. They are all so different and wonderful!
- September 9, 2022 – Nancy
- September 10, 2022 – Karen
- September 11, 2022 – Turid
- September 12, 2022 – Wendy
- September 13, 2022 – Yvonne (you are here)
One of the conditions I gave myself when I said yes to testing Preeti’s pattern was “no new fabric”. After a bit of rummaging through my stash I realised I had a Kaffe Fassett fat quarter bundle in the Emerald colourway. Kaffe bundles are awesome as they are both scrappy and coordinated.
I found the pattern easy to follow and the blocks went together quickly and easily. I may have stressed over fabric combinations but that’s just of my creative process. Seriously, I stressed for nothing – those Kaffe fabrics work together so perfectly.
After making the blocks I auditioned them on both a purple and black background. Please ignore all the threads.
The black won!
And here is the finished Topsy Turvy quilt which is a generous lap size/couch quilt! I chose to do a freehand meandering pattern with soft curves.
The backing is a fun wideback in light purple with darker colour purple dots.
And here is a fun night time shot! The colours just sing!
You can purchase the Topsy Turvy quilt pattern at Preeti’s etsy shop. I suggest you don’t hesitate as the pattern is 25% off until September 15, 2022. Who doesn’t love a sale?
Leave a comment on this post as one lucky person will win a pdf copy of the Topsy Turvy Quilt pattern. You could easily make the quilt before year end and be able to bless one lucky friend or family member with a Topsy Turvy quilt as a Christmas present.
20 thoughts on “Topsy Turvy Quilt Pattern and a free giveaway”
Oh my goodness, Yvonne. This is drop-dead gorgeous. The bright Kaffe fabrics pop and sparkle on a black background and the fluorescent accents really make it a showstopper. A fitting end to the blog-hop. I am so happy. Thank you so much!!!
What a big surprise! I’ve been waiting all morning for you to post, and I’m here to tell you, it was well worth the wait. This version of Topsy Turvy is absolutely amazing, and makes it very clear how versatile this pattern can be! Well done!
Good work, Yvonne!!! Very dramatic with the black background, whimsical with the Kaffe fabrics!!!
So different and dramatic! Lovely.
The pattern is implemented very well, the Kaffe Fassett fabrics shine very nicely.
Congratulation on your “No new fabrics” choice! I would try to do so as well if I someday I give this pattern a try.
I love black backgrounds. They let the fabrics pop!!!
You know, either backgrounds (purple or black) would’ve worked beautifully but black was definitely a winner! Preeti’s patterns are always winners too. She has a way of making the seemingly difficult easy. I love the Kaffe fabrics you used. Gorgeous quilt!
That is so effective with the black background. Lovely.
Oh, the blocks just glow against the black background! Such a pretty quilt, Yvonne. It’s been very fun to see all the different versions of Topsy Turvy!
Those fabrics really zing with the black background!! Turned out Great!!
Love the colors on the black background.
This is so dramatic! Black was the right choice for a sophisticated quilt. Love how the skinny center sashing glows.
So gorgeous in this color way! The black is a perfect choice.
Beautiful! The dark background is so dramatic.
Love your fabric choices. They really pop on the black background.
Good choice of the black, it really makes the Kaffe fabrics sing! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.
I love your interpretation of Topsy Turvy. I won a pattern so I’m thinking about what fabric I’ll use when I make it. Love how the black makes the bright prints shine.
Such pop with the Kaffe prints on the solid black! Love to see how different people interpret the same pattern.
I like both versions shown, and think it’s a wonderful pattern, even if I missed the sale. Thanks for sharing it, Yvonne!