Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Month of Quilt Tops: DAYS 23-25: Sugar Pop!

I purchased a couple of layer cakes of the Sugar Pop collection by Liz Scott when it came out a couple of years ago.  I love the aqua blue, chocolate brown and pink, and the designs are fun and fresh.  I started to make one of my Hip to Be Square quilts, but quickly realized that the bold designs and colors needed to be offset with a white background.  Last summer, I used Camille Roskelly's pattern Piece of Cake 2 to make this Sugar Pop quilt:
This was such a fun and fast pattern -- I finished the top in a few hours, and it made a really nice large lap quilt.  I still had lots of Sugar Pop left, so I cut up the rest into charm squares and brought them with me this summer.  My sister divided them up into two color palettes, and I used the two sets to make this pattern by Etsy seller Sweetjane. 
This is a very easy pattern for beginners, as there are not many seams to line up, and 2 charm packs are enough to make a nice sized baby quilt.  The pattern is called "Flowers in The Garden".
After making these two quilts, I still had more five inch squares left, so I mixed the colors together and made another coin quilt!
I know I've gone a little overboard on the coin quilts this summer, but they really are a great way to use up those smaller pieces!  Maybe I need to challenge myself to design an alternative pattern for all my leftovers!

The three quilts look very bright and cheery together!

1 comment:

  1. It looks like you are having such a fun month! It's amazing how fast it comes together. My quilter friend says the majority of her time is spent on the "thinking it out" part of the quilt while the actual "doing" just zips along.