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

“Pop”ping in with a New Quilt!

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

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.

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

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.

Happy Sewing!


Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish it Friday

13 thoughts on ““Pop”ping in with a New Quilt!

  1. Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl says:

    Another beautiful quilt and finish. Congratulations! 🙂 I do love how so much of a print can be featured, and looking closely, I think a few changes and secondary patterns might emerge…

  2. christaquilts says:

    Another beautiful quilt Sharon!

  3. Chris Jurd says:

    What a great idea for the big hexies. Pity we don’t get that mag over here.

  4. Ruth says:

    Love it! The pops are perfect and it looks like so much fun to make! Congrats on another gorgeous design.

  5. Julie says:

    What a fantastic quilt! Love those hexies!

  6. Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge says:

    This is amazing! I love the pops of colour… and hexies. Oh the hexies! I’ll be pinning this one for future reference!

  7. Sonia says:

    It’s amazing. I love the pattern!! Such a great way to display those low volumen!

  8. Laura says:

    Very cute! Does it have y-seams?

  9. Mary says:

    I love your quilt, the colors are spendid.

  10. Lin Marsh says:

    It’s beautiful!
    Curious, where in Michigan is Camp Stitchalot? I’ll be trying to google it too. Since I’m in Michigan, maybe it’s someplace I can go?

  11. LeeAnna Paylor says:

    love love love this
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  12. Maartje Quilt in Amsterdam says:

    What a beautiful quilt. I love these fabrics and colors. Fabulous. Great pattern.

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