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Quilt Now Featuring “Pops!” Quilt


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Quilt Now Magazine issue 10

My, how the months go by! It seems I just told you about my Gossamer Quilt in issue 9 of Quilt Now and here we are on issue 10. This issue is running on the theme of bright and cheery quilting and sewing projects. The quilt on the cover was made by Nicholas Ball (@quiltsfromtheattic) and uses small scraps for the abacus beads, fused and appliquéd to pieced strips. This issue has many projects great for using scraps, including quilts and bags.

Quilt Now Magazine issue 10 with Pops quilt pattern by Color girl sharon McConnell

My new pattern, called “Pops!” is one of the featured quilt projects. It is machine pieced hexagons, all in my favorite pink, yellow and blue prints with bright pops of smaller hexagons in solids of those colors. It is a challenging quilt, but I hope some sewers will make it! It is really cute, and despite the complex-looking instructions, once you make a block or two and get the hang of the hexagons, you’ll sew it right up. (I’m not saying it’s a quickie, but it’s not scary!) Check out This Post to see more photos of the original Pops! quilt. **if you do make the Pops! quilt, be sure and see my clarification on a couple issues with the instructions as they are printed in the magazine, Click Here**

Quilt Now Magazine issue 10

Just the other day, I was thinking I need a small bag to carry my camera, something to slip it in and protect it when I put in my larger bags with other items. I am loving this sweet drawstring bag by Di Gilmore (again: scrappy) because it is super cute and also has a flat square bottom. Might be great for a camera!

Quilt Now Magazine issue 10 featuring bright fabrics and colors sewing projects

I think this quilt is so creative! it was made by Kerry Foster (@pennydog) using the Quick Curve Ruler. It seems this ruler and the oodles of patterns to go with it are super popular right now in quilt shops. I love Kerry’s pieced curvey checker board design and I see potential for some new designs by rearranging fabrics and value in this one.

Quilt Now Magazine issue 10 featuring bright fabrics and colors sewing projects

I have been seeing lots of patterns for these little boxes lately, and am very intrigued. Wouldn’t this little container (by Sonia Spence @fabricandflowersuk) be a great way to use precious scraps and put them on display, or maybe a mini charm pack of your favorite collection? There are just so many things I want to make and new skills in sewing I want to try.

Pops hexagon patchwork quilt by Sharon McConnell, featured in Quilt Now Magazine

It is fun each month to see the projects in the few quilting magazines I get…I always feel so excited to keep working on my quilts, and motivated to try new things (if only there were more hours in the day!)

Happy Making!

Sharon

 


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  1. Béatrice April 27, 2015 at 12:42 am

    I can’t wait to receive my issue, ordered just after your last post…your quilt is so beautiful !Other projects too, thank you so much.

  2. Mamita April 28, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    So many projects to be undertaken when I visit. Might be a fun tradition to make a bag like we did last time! Counting the days…

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