Friday, August 10, 2018

Pop Rocks ++ Pattern Release

Pop Rocks is the third and final pattern release of the week (you can see the posts about Flutter and Chalk).

I made this quilt for the Michael Miller QuiltCon challenge last year (the challenge was to create a quilt using at least two of the prints from the Our Yard collection by Sarah Campbell for Michael Miller Fabrics along with any Cotton Couture solids).  I was so excited that Pop Rocks made it into QuiltCon 2018.


You can see a bunch of in-progress pictures and an explanation of the quilting design in the original blog post here.

I had not designed Pop Rocks to become a pattern, but after it hung at QuiltCon, Modern Quilts Unlimited asked me if I would write a pattern for it. The pattern was all written and submitted when unfortunately MQU stopped production. So here is Pop Rocks as a stand alone pattern instead.

Pop Rocks is also special because Amy Garro of Quilt Photography Co. worked her photography magic on the quilt!

I find that quilts with lots of white and black are particularly difficult to quilt, if I get the whites to that I can see the detail, the blacks are just all black. If I try to get details in the black areas, the whites are washed out.

Amy did such as wonderful job getting all of the details in the quilt to photograph well.  All of the photos in this post (including the quilt cover photo) are by Amy.

If you would like more information on the packages and prices of the Quilt Photography Co, you can find them right here.



About the Pattern

Pop Rocks is an intermediate/advanced design which uses templates and curved piecing. The quilt finishes at 44" x 51 ½", a nice wall hanging, baby, or toddler sized quilt, but can easily be scaled up or down by adding more blocks.

Special Introductory Pricing

I will be posting about one pattern per day (Wednesday - Friday) and they will be available for a special introductory price of $7.50 each for one week (ending 8 pm on the 17th).

You can find all of my new patterns in my Craftsy and Etsy shops.  The direct links to the Pop Rocks pattern are CraftsyEtsy.

Save more on Etsy ... Buy 2 or more patterns for a discount! Buy 2 patterns and use the coupon code TWOPATTERNS for $2 off. Buy 3 patterns and use the coupon code THREEPATTERNS for $4 off.



Disclosure: I applied to be an ambassador of her company because I such a fan of her photographic work. Amy provided me with the photographs of Pop Rocks for free. All opinions are completely mine.


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