Friday, September 9, 2022

⬒ Topsy Turvy ⬓ PLUS 2 Giveaways!!

This is a super fun quilt to make, "Topsy Turvy", from pattern designer Preeti @ Sew Preeti Quilts. I was honored to make a test quilt, and I highly recommend this pattern from a jelly roll, or from your own collection, like I did!!!
Quilt Info:
Maker: Me!
Pattern: Topsy Turvy by Preeti @ SewPreetiQuilts on Etsy
Fabrics: A combo of Abandoned, Warehouse District and Marcia Derse, with Grunge background and accents
Size: 55" x 68"
Batting: Quilters Dream 100% Cotton
Thread: Glide--Nickel for top thread; Wonderfil Trilobal--Ocean Breeze variegated for bobbin
Quilting: City of Fountains ⤵️  from 627Handworks
I love this new quilting pantograph from Julie Hirt called "City of Fountains" and thought this would be a perfect quilt to try it out on--a combo of squares and rectangles, softened by the curved quilting lines.
Interesting Info: Here is Preeti's version ⤵️ made from batiks! Her pattern was originally published in Make Modern Magazine, issue 47. Preeti now has it available as a single pattern which is the revised and updated version, so I highly recommend going that route. Better yet, it's on sale until September 15th for $9!!!
Blocks in progress!⤵️ Preeti has us make the large blocks first. 
The placement of all the small, medium and large blocks is mapped out on the pattern. Settling on a final arrangement is always a challenge, wouldn't you agree? I agonized over the arrangement of my blocks on my design wall, switching them around a number of times and finally settled on this arrangement. ⤵️ Although I see a couple of changes I'd make today, if I could!?!
For thread, I went with a matching medium grey ⤴️ on the top. To add interest to the grey Grunge backing, I used a variegated thread, Ocean Breeze, ⤵️ and love how that looks on the plain-ish back!!!
I almost forgot to include the following photo! ⤵️ I was going for the "fountain look", as the quilting design is called "City of Fountains". There are two fountains in our city, that I know of. We decided that the fountain in the first photo beat this fountain out.
I do want to include this photo, because as you can see below, my DH went to a higher level as a quilt holder for this photo--shoes & socks off, and right into the fountain! ⤵️ It is a splash pad for young children, and this is probably the first time a quilt photo was ever taken inside this fountain!
I loved making this quilt--fast and fun, a generous snuggle size, clear instructions and a great use of 2 1/2" strips!!! I highly recommend it!!! It would also be a great project for National Sew a Jelly Roll Day, coming up this year on September 17th!
Five of us made test quilts for Preeti that are debuting today. Check out what the other test quilters made on their blogs:

September 9--Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting--you're here!!!
September 10--Karen @ Kaholly
September 11--Turid @ Den Syende Himmel
September 13--Yvonne @ Sew Yummy

Thank you, Preeti, for the pretty new quilt pattern, Topsy Turvy!!! Here's a link to her pattern on Etsy--on sale for $9 now until September 15th, and after that the regular price will be $12.

Now, for a chance to win a Topsy Turvy PDF pattern from Preeti, leave a comment below about Preeti's new quilt pattern. If you're a no-reply commenter, or use Anonymous, please write out your email address so I can get in touch with you--example: grace and peace quilting at gmail dot com

AND, I am giving away to a second person, my two current favorite notions at my LQS: Aunt Pam's Quilt Sponge and a Pocket Parrot scissors!!! The scissors is a cute, handy size for your purse--snaps into it's covering so it won't poke through anything! 

And Aunt Pam's Quilt Sponge says it all on the back: "Say 'Hello' to your new little friend! This incredibly awesome dry sponge works like a charm to collect loose threads, pet hair, and lint from your quilt top or almost anything else." I love how it collects fibers from my cutting board, wool pressing mat and ironing board!!! This giveaway is to a US address only. But everyone is eligible for the Topsy Turvy PDF.

Deadline for entering the drawings is on Friday, September 16th, 2022, at 11:59 PM, Central time. 

Edited: the giveaway has ended--the winners are Julie in WA for the Topsy Turvy PDF, and Charlotta for my favs of Aunt Pam's Quilt Sponge and Pocket Parrot Scissors! Congrats, Julie and Charlotta! 
Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

50 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Nancy. I love love love your interpretation of Topsy Turvy. This is my first look at it and I am completely floored. The use of fluorescent turquoise elevates the design. You have done me proud. I am the one who is honored!!! Your quilting is always exquisite (I sound like a broken record). The use of variegated thread on grey background is so joyful!

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  2. that is drool worthy - very nice - I may need the pattern :)

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  3. You’ve blown the top off this blog hop, Nancy! And on day one! What a beautiful version of Topsy Turvy!

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  4. Great quilt. I really like the turquoise accents. I really need a sponge to clean off threads. My family inspects me before I go out. Ha.

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  5. Haha! I know just what you mean, Darlene!!! BTW, you are a no-reply commenter, so please write out your email address to be included in the drawings. Thanks!

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  6. I love your version and the pop of aqua is brilliant! Great photo shoot too:) I have not seen that sponge before, geesh it seems I can't go anywhere without a string, LOL. Have a great weekend Nancy.

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  7. I loved Topsy Turvy when Preeti first presented it! And your version is really gorgeous too. I love it on the grunge. I'd love to add the pattern to muy stash.

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  8. Thanks, Quiltyladyjoanne!!! You're a no-reply commenter, so please leave your email to be entered in the drawing. Thanks!

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  9. Boy, you and Preeti definitely know how to kick off a blog hop! I love your version - the Grunge with those gorgeous blocks - it glows! I have a similar sponge thingy and it is very handy for all those clingy threads. Love the bare feet with a quilt photo!

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  10. What a wonderful quilt holder you have! That splash pad is a great spot for a picture. Love the colors and quilting on your version Nancy.
    Great pattern from Preeti, as always!
    That little sponge tool is new to me and sounds amazing.

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  11. That's a beautiful version of Topsy Turvy, Nancy! I love your fun prints and the Grunge background, too. The variegated thread and quilting finish it off perfectly! I'm working on Preeti's Masala Bax pattern right now, so I know she writes good ones. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I love this quilt, Nancy and to Preeti for a fabulous pattern. The electric blue frame is quite something and the City of Fountains quilting design is perfect. The choice of the variegated thread is really fun on the grunge background. Your DH did a great job getting wet for the photo shoot....what fun!

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  13. Love your Topsy Curvy quilt version. Fun fabrics and even better rainbow quilting! Awesome. xo

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  14. I love a quilt that can be scrappy and has a lot of movement so this one really fits my idea of a winner! Preeti's patterns and quilts are gorgeous and your version of this one is fabulous as well. Love the photos and the "outtakes". Thanks for sharing!

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  15. How fun, Nancy! I love the bright pop of color from those skinny aqua rectangles!

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  16. Topsy Turvy looks awesome. So fun to see all the different versions.

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  17. Love the topsy turvy quilt! Going to pull out my batiks to gather colors! Genius using variegated on back! Want to try that!
    Holly at hbalbe@bellsouth.net

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  18. Everything about your quilt was well chosen and well executed. Love the choice of City of Fountains quilted with variegated thread. What would we do without our husbands to support our work. Love that yours was willing to hop into the fountain and hold your quilt high to keep it dry.

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  19. Love the colors and the beautiful quilting you did!

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  20. Great project to use scrap binding strips or jelly roll strips. I like on the grunge, too!
    Sandyzoo45@comcast.net

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  21. Nancy this is a great version of Preeti's quilt. I love the grunge and the variegated thread, they really work perfect with the quilting. Love the extra effort by Mr. Quilt Holder!!!

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  22. Love the way the pale turquoise strip makes the blocks pop.

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  23. Wow, this is a gorgeous quilt, and I love the turquoise accent! This new quilting pattern is lovely, and how fun to shoot photos inside the fountain ;)
    Thank you for sharing this beauty, and linking up!

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  24. I love everything about your version of Preeti's design! Great choice for the quilting! I wouldn't have thought to use variegated thread, but it sure works here! :)
    How fun to do a photo shoot at the splash pad!

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  25. I have to say - that fountain photo is THE BEST!! your husband gets kudos!!!
    What a beautiful color combo!!!

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  26. Love your background. Grunge is the best. Love the simplicity of the pattern and the aqua is eye popping.

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  27. I like how the Grunge fabric background complements the industrial look of your version of this pattern.

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  28. That is beautiful. I love the movement the assorted fabrics create. Kudos to hubby for going the extra mile as quilt holder.

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  29. Topsy Turvy looks amazing and love the quilting. The movement in the quilt is fabulous. Well done.

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  30. This is such a beautiful quilt pattern and your choice of fabrics makes it shine!

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  31. Oh wow Nancy you stopped me in my tracks when I saw your beautiful Quilt and the exquisite quilting. You certainly did Preeti proud. I love it.

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  32. I love the pattern and your beautiful interpretation of it!

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  33. Ohhh I love the design of this. That whole floating feeling the blocks have and their sand back ground. Thanks for showing how you quilt it on your long arm!

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  34. I wouldn't have thought that turquoise would have make this quilt sparkle! I sure love your quilting design. I've not heard of Aunt Pam's quilt sponge. It sounds like a miraculous product! Preeti pattern designing is amazing!

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  35. What a wonderful pattern and quilting design. Love it!
    Irene D.

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  36. Thanks, Irene D.!!! Please leave your email address to be entered in the drawings!

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  37. It is a beautiful pattern and quilt Nancy, love the fabrics you choose and as always your quilting is awesome, the varigated thread makes the backing shine. Love the fountains photos.

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  38. Your quilt is beautiful! I love the bright colors on the grey Grunge, and your quilting makes it all even better.

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  39. Extra kudos to your intrepid quilt holder today. Love your interpretation of Preeti's quilt. The quilt pattern really works well with the quilt. I'm generally not a fan of variegated threads as generally their beauty doesn't show through. But on the back of this one? Glorious. Great job.

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  40. Oh my goodness, your fabrics are FABULOUS! I think your block layout is perfect, love the art deco “city of fountains” pantograph for the quilting, and the variegated thread on the back is genius. Love ❤️!! ( I don’t know if my email is ‘no reply’ or not, do just in case I’m a winner, you can email me at. Diana dot Kastelic at hotmail dot com ).

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  41. I love your quilt. The frame of aqua really pops!!!
    Cindy Shelley
    Cshelleyqbq (at) Gmail (dot) com

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  42. Well, not a Modern quilter, but love your color way on this quilt. Hugs

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  43. Impressive! Love the co-habitation of modern and grunge. Perfect panto choice, too!

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  44. Whoops, forgot to add prjule (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. Great fabric choices for this!

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  46. Love your Grunge with that fabric! So pretty. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  47. What a lovely quilt, worth getting wet feet for I think!!! :-D

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