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.