Summer Pop Quilt Pattern - the Honey Warp & Weft version

Summer Pop quilt pattern is now available! 

Have you seen the new "Honey Warp & Weft" collection by Alexia Marcelle Abegg for Ruby Star Society?? Ever since her initial Warp & Weft collection, I've been obsessed with everything that she creates, but especially her yarn-dyed wovens. 

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I used these fabrics in my initial mock-up of Summer Pop. Something about them felt so happy and summer-y. I also loved all of the stripes in this collection and how they gave the effect of layered flavors of ice cream. It was perfect.

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I created mock-ups using Bella Charcoal and Snow as the Background. Naturally, I had a tough time deciding which Background fabric I wanted to use....but I went with my gut and did the darker option. I just love how it makes the colors pop. The lighter one is great too; it feels a little more light and airy. You really can't go wrong with either!

We have quilts kits for both the Charcoal and Snow versions in our shop!

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Since this pattern is Layer Cake (precut 10" squares) friendly, I opted to use a "Honey Warp & Weft" Layer Cake. I'll be honest, this is my first time actually using a Layer Cake (LC) in a pattern! I have a few other patterns that are LC friendly (Heirloom Hearts & Celtic Crossing), but for whatever reason, I always opted to use FQs or 1/4 yards. That being said, cutting from a precut 10" square was a DELIGHT. I loved starting from a smaller piece of fabric...I felt like it was easier and quicker than using something larger.

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The really nice thing about Layer Cakes with this pattern is that if you have directional fabrics, you can choose the direction that you'd like for them to face in the quilt. Like I previously mentioned, I positioned all of the stripe fabrics so that they were going horizontally in the quilt because it looked like a yummy layered fruity popsicle...but you can also orient the stripes vertically if you wish!

For the "Stick" portion of the popsicle, I used Bella Amber. The Backing is Vessel Balance Kiss (also by Alexia Marcelle Abeg. For the binding, I used leftover strips from the precut 10" squares. This quilt already felt like a bit of a "party" and the scrappy binding is the icing on the cake! Very rarely to I say that a binding is my favorite part of the quilt, but that might be the case with this one!

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I also sent this quilt to Ashley of Hen House Quilting (who quilted my cover Summer Pop) and we used a  pantograph by Karlee Porter called "Happy As A Clam Plain" and we used a bright pink thread! Non-neutral thread color choices are rare for me but I really like how this adds some "edgy-ness" to the quilt! 

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We snapped some photos of this quilt in downtown Black Mountain....this is the first pattern release living here, so these are our first quilt photos in our new hometown. :) We woke up early one morning, got some breakfast at a local spot, then walked around looking for places to take pictures. There is an Ice Cream shop that we REALLY wanted to go to for photos, but the sun was extremely harsh and difficult to work with. Maybe next time!

 

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Overall, this quilt feels like a fun birthday party to me. :) Complete with lots of sugar and games. I don't know...it just feels FUN.

I hope you love it as much as I do!

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