I want to thank everyone who has already purchased the pattern, Scrappy Tiles was a Top 20 Best Seller at Craftsy yesterday!
Today I wanted to highlight three of the wonderful women that helped me out so much with the pattern testing and reviewing.
First up is Beth from Cooking up Quilts. I met Beth through the 2014 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop and she makes some absolutely beautiful quilts and bags. Go check out her latest finish, a great take on the classic Churn Dash quilt.
In addition, she is an amazing pattern tester. In one day (in fact less than 24 hours) she had the top complete using a layer cake she had! Less than a week from getting the pattern she had the entire quilt quilted and bound. She named her version "All Mixed Up" and used her left over layer cake slices for a pieced back. I love her version with its wonderful swirl quilting!
The second quilter and tester I would like to highlight today is Lynda. Lynda does not have a blog, so here is a bit about her:
"I am a 69 y/o widow retired from working in the Insurance Industry for over 40 years now living in the PNW. I have three children and three years ago I was blessed with three grandchildren, two girls and a boy, a perfect family all at once! At 3 my daughter calls them her mini mafia and Grandma loves making quilts and other fun stuff for them.
I believe that being creative keeps you young – you don’t have to be good, just be yourself – if you like it that is all that matters."
Lynda made an excellent Christmas and winter version of the quilt using a layer cake of Winter’s Lane. She said that one of things she enjoyed about the pattern was that the blocks could be rotated so that the birds and other printed objects in the fabrics could be right side up. Here are some pictures of her finished quilt:
Last, but definitely not least is Wendy from The Crafter's Apprentice. Wendy is not only an amazing quilter, but also does wonderful knitting, crochet, embroidery, cross stitch, sewing, jewelry making, felting, spinning, Hardanger, blackwork, candle making and most lately glass work. Her latest finish is this amazing braided wire bracelet. Wendy was super kind to lend her proofreading eye for my pattern. She helped make the pattern terminology consistent and fixed my grammar boo-boos.
Thank you so much Beth, Lynda, and Wendy!
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