Sugar Pop quilt top finished (almost)

Well, moseying along on my quilting journey.  My second quilt, the large queen size, is in the process of binding via hand stitching. Whoa, that is taking longer than I thought.  l look forward to taking pictures of the whole thing all quilted and finished before it is sent off to its recipient. For now I’ve finished (well, 90%) my third quilt top, which I am calling the Sugar Pop quilt, which was the original title of a new design collection. This quilt is based on the first image I had of it.  Now nowhere is the brown background going to be real so I thought I would immortalize it here in a quilt.

For the quilt back, I have some fabric I ordered from Spoonflower with the same motifs and a grey background and a blender zig-zag–again in colors that probably won’t be printed, which makes it even more fun. This was a combo of measured cutting and improvisational piecing. I think it’s just fun. For me anyway! Remember, I learn by doing. Once I’ve played around enough and don’t feel intimidated I’ll get serious and takes some lessons to learn how to quilt for real. (Then I will miss these days of no rules!!)

Sugar Pop Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

fabric selection

Sugar Pop Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

Cutting strips

Sugar Pop Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

improvisational piecing

Sugar Pop Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

How much do I need? make more, make more!

 

Sugar Pop Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

drafting on the quilt wall

Sugar Pop Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

adding the milk chocolate

Sugar Pop Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

the (almost) finished quilt top

Stay tuned for the big reveal after putting together a cool backing, and quilting and binding it.  I have someone giving me a lesson this week on free motion quilting. Plus I got another new reference for someone who quilts modern style. Not sure if I will do this in house or out….Thinking maybe I should make a small baby quilt for my first free motion project…

And here is Pop Rocks (the final name for the collection) in the sugar colorway with a real/aqua background on my new iphone case–which I love–from DecalGirl.  There will be more licenses for designs in the pop rocks collection, but I am going to keep and love this quilt as a homage to the original concept for the collection.  The milk chocolate colors really are yummy in person.

Pop Rocks by Carol Van Zandt thru DecalGirl

Pop Rocks by Carol Van Zandt thru DecalGirl

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