Last month I was pleased to be a pattern tester for Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs. Her newest pattern, Scrappy Tiles, can be made with scraps and is also great with a layer cake which is what attracted me to it. I had to keep this project under wraps until Cheryl released her pattern, but now I can share it with you and I’m so happy to do so.
I had a Palindromes by Paula Nadelstern for Benartex layer cake hanging around and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. Cheryl’s pattern was the perfect choice.
PIC OF FRONT OF QUILT
There are instructions for two sizes – baby and lap – I made the baby quilt size and had the pieces cut and sewn in no time. There were extra pieces of the layer cake so I used them in the backing.
I absolutely love this quilt! I know, I say that about every quilt I make. But it’s so true. The colors are fantastic and give the top so much visual interest. This was also the first time I’ve made a small quilt and I really enjoyed finishing it so quickly.
The binding is a print by Pat Sloan in her Bobbins & Bits line for Moda. It was in my stash and I think it was a great choice. All the fabrics used were from my stash so I was super psyched about that.
PIC OF BINDING
I quilted it using a spiral pattern – another first for me. Overall I’m pleased with the look. There were a couple of places where I lost my place because the thread blended in so well but I figure if it’s hard for me to see then maybe no one else will! 🙂 I’ve got some more practicing to do but not too bad for a first try.
PIC OF SPIRALS
This definitely isn’t a traditional color choice for a baby quilt but I think a little one would enjoy all the fun colors and designs in the fabrics. I do, so my inner child must be coming out…..
I will definitely make more quilts with the Scrappy Tiles pattern. Cheryl’s pattern is well-written and easy to understand and the blocks come together so easily. I hope you’ll consider getting a copy of her pattern for yourself.
Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday. Be sure to check out all the other great projects!
It’s almost the weekend – enjoy!!