Summer Pop Quilt - the Berries & Cream version

Hello and happy September! How is it already September?? In some ways Summer has crept by but in other ways, I blinked and it is over. Don't get me wrong, the change in seasons is always an exciting time. The familiarity of traditions fresh on the horizon is a reminder that good things are coming and it always gives me something to look forward to. Like all things apple spice and fall foliage. Ugh, fall definitely might be my favorite, especially now that we live in the mountains!

But back to the reason for this post! With the arrival of September, I realized that I hadn't shared about my "Berries & Cream" Summer Pop quilt! Ya'll, this quilt is my favorite version of the pattern that I've made so far. It's bright and poppy and feels like the perfect quilt for summer. 

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I actually made this quilt during the Summer Pop Quilt Along back in June. You can find all of that information here. But this pattern is a really great beginner pattern that practices a few different skills and it comes together SO quickly. It's a great mindless sew in which you can just put in some head phones and chain piece until the cows come home. I really had a lot of fun with each version that I've made of this pattern! You can click here to see each of them.

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You'll notice that this Berries & Cream Summer Pop is a little different from the rest in that the Background is multi-color from block to block. I used Fat Quarters for this part instead of yardage, which is such a fun way to add extra color into your quilt. Instructions for this is laid out in the "Bonus" section of the pattern if you want to recreate it! For the Throw size, you need 18 fat quarters for the Background. 

We have kits for this exact quilt in our shop!

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For the Backing, I used Mango Lemonade from Art Gallery Fabrics, which was really the icing on the cake for me! All I can think about is lemonade stands and pool parties when I look at this quilt!

The Binding is Backroads Umber from Art Gallery Fabrics. It's my go-to stripe fabric for many of my quilts!

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I sent this quilt to Sara of Stitch Lab Quilting and we went with a pantograph called Fractures. The lines and triangles reminded me of pieces of ice, which felt appropriate for a popsicle quilt. I love the density of the quilting and how it adds some extra interest agains the solids in this quilt!

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We took a big trip to Alaska a few months ago and of course the quilt made the trek with us. :)

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Thanks for reading!
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