I am so excited today. I have finally finished the quilt and pattern I’ve been working on and am ready to share it with all of you. I love this quilt – it’s called Snap, Crackle, Pop!
I finished the quilting at the beginning of last week, but getting pictures proved to be a bit challenging. The weather definitely didn’t want to cooperate!
I have had this design sketched for a while but had to decide what fabrics to use before I made it. I love some of the new print collections that have recently started hitting the stores, but I felt compelled to do this quilt in solids.
The colors I chose were Kona – Berry, Pomegranate, Melon, Kumquat, Daffodil, and Mango. They work so well together! The background is Kona Snow. Well, most of the background is Snow. When I cut the background pieces, I cut some of the rectangular pieces the wrong size. So I grabbed more fabric off the shelf and cut them the right size. When I sewed everything together I was irritated to find that I had actually grabbed a White instead of Snow. Geesh! At this point I had to make a judgment call – unpick, re-cut, and re-sew all the rectangular pieces or let it go.
I chose to let it go…. Normally I would have corrected the mistake. But I am keeping the quilt for myself and even though it irritates me a bit when I look at it, for the most part I can live with it.
I learned a valuable lesson though – label your solids! 🙂
(See the Figure 8’s – that is the wrong color fabric)
I did a combination of feathers, pebbles, matchstick, figure 8’s, and arches for the quilting. Everything is freehand with no marking and almost every inch is quilted. The only pieces left un-quilted are the little squares at the bottom of the pic.
I had so much fun doing the quilting on this one. It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to quilt with so many different designs and I loved doing it. It reminded me that we should all take some time to do something fun once in a while – it wakes up and refreshes our spirit.
I can see this quilt done with scraps, or in an ombre style of a single color. How about 30’s prints for a fun quilt, or Christmas prints? So many possibilities, I will definitely have to make more than one!
The size is 64″x78″, perfect for snuggling up with on your sofa or recliner. You can make it smaller or larger by changing the number of columns or rows.
Releasing this pattern is my crush for this week. I feel like I’ve been working on it for so long! How about you? I would love to see what has you excited to be in your sewing space this week. You can link up any blog post or Instagram or Flickr pic below – here’s how: