I am so happy to finally share this finished quilt, called “Pops”, named by my lovely mother. This was the main project I worked on last summer at Camp Stitchalot, the fabulous Michigan retreat hosted by Brenda of Pink Castle Fabrics.
I got this wild idea to piece hexagons to show off my favorite fabric stash prints, and to add tiny triangles, so that when the hexagons meet you get the effect of small “popping” hexagons in bright colors. The quilt is crib size, not too big. Quilting by Jane Williams.
Yes, this is all machine pieced. It takes time, but I absolutely love the results! The pattern is published in this month’s (issue 10) of Quilt Now magazine and will come as an individual pattern from Color Girl this coming summer. I finished it last fall in perfect time for photos with the beautiful tree foliage. I know I said that Eclipse is my favorite quilt of 2014, but Pops might just be tied with it…the colors and prints just make me feel so good! I also feel such a sense of accomplishment when I complete a quilt that challenges me in terms of the piecing and sticking with it no matter how long it takes.
I was thrilled when Katy accepted it to be featured in Quilt Now. This issue is in the hands of subscribers in the UK and will be in the US and elsewhere in the coming days.