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Summer Pop Quilt Pattern - the Cover Quilt & pattern details!

Summer Pop Quilt Pattern - the Cover Quilt & pattern details!

SUMMER POP IS HERE!

This quilt pattern is the perfect quick and easy project and it just so happens to celebrate one of my favorite desserts.....ice cream. YUM. Summer Pop is a great little weekend project for the summertime and is really fun for beginners and advanced quilters alike. The quilt is also perfect for featuring large cuts of your favorite prints or solids. And let me reiterate: these blocks are FAST. You'll have a finished quilt in no-time!

If you're familiar with other Lo & Behold Patterns, I have a few larger scale, block-based patterns for various seasons. This pattern is my "summer" addition to the collection. I mean.....who doesn't love a cold popsicle on a hot summer day??

 

Now we just need an "autumn" large-scale block quilt and the collection will be complete. :)

Like I mentioned, this pattern is very beginner friendly and perfect for large cuts of your favorite prints. I used some yarn-dyed wovens for another Summer Pop sample quilt, which I'll share about in a different blog post. But for this cover quilt, I used the following Kona solids:

  • Ice Cream- Shell, Creamsicle, Primrose, Dusty Peach, Foxglove, Rose, Peach & Pink
  • Stick- Roasted Pecan
  • Background - Desert Green
  • Binding - Roasted Pecan
  • Backing - Wooly Blush by Art Gallery Fabrics. 

 

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I wanted this cover quilt to have a smooth, sort of "sherbet-y" vibe...if that's a thing, haha. Often times with summer, I think of bright and saturated colors; but I wanted this quilt to feel refreshing and soft.

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We have a limited number of Summer Pop quilt kits available in our shop!

The Ice Cream portion of this pattern is fat quarter (FQ), quarter yard and precut 10" square friendly! There are three sizes, Crib (40" x 56"), Throw (60" x 70") and Bed (80" x 98"). Since this pattern is block based, it is super easy to add and subtract blocks. There is a diagram in the pattern that lets you know how many Background pieces that you need per block, so the math is easy. Here are a look at the fabric requirements:

 

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But back to my cover quilt! I sent this quilt to Ashley of Henhouse Quilting for longarm quilting. Ashley was a lifesaver and quilted this quilt in record time for me! She even did my binding, which is a first for me. I always like to do my own binding, but I will say....she did a really great job. :)

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For the quilting pantograph, I told Ashley that I was looking for some sort of swirl. If you've ever looked at "swirl" pantographs, you probably know that there are TONS out there. But I specifically wanted one that looked a little more organic and natural. I didn't want a lot of heavy repeats and I wanted *some* variation just to keep things interesting throughout the quilt. My friend Jess of Longarm League designs some truly beautiful pantographs and she happened to have the perfect swirl design called Echoed Swirls. It was love at first sight!

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We used a minty green color thread to match the Background fabric. I absolutely love how the quilting really takes this design to a new level. Now when I look at the quilt, all I can think of is swirls of ice cream. 

And here's a peek at the backing? Isn't that such a cute Gingham? It makes the quilt feel like a summer picnic quilt and I absolutely love that!

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For the binding, I used Roasted Pecan to match the "Stick" portion of the popsicle. This is one of my favorite solids and I love how it frames the quilt so perfectly. 

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We are hosting a Quilt Along (QAL) starting on June 6th! Find more information here. I hope you'll join us!

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